Simple Basics of Personal Finance
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Simple Basics of Personal Finance

Learn The Fundamentals Of Your Personal Money and Finances Using Easy-To-Understand Language And Clear Examples
4.5 (12 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,003 students enrolled
Created by Ron Trucks
Last updated 8/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand and feel comfortable with the basics of the money-related elements of everyday life and how to approach every financial aspect responsibly and confidently.
  • If you're wanting a better understanding of the basics of how money is used in your daily life, you're ready to go!

In today's world, our personal financial health is vital.  This course explains the basics so you understand what's involved and how everything works.  This also serves as an introduction to help relate personal finances to business finances.

Topics include:

  • What's the difference between banks, credit unions and other financial institutions?

  • Explaining savings, checking, debit cards, credit cards...

  • Other methods to making payments than cash or checks

  • Borrowing money and the basics of loans

  • Auto loans, home loans, paying for college and higher education

  • Payday loans - The good, the bad and the ugly

  • Other "Grown Up" stuff including payroll taxes, insurance, social security, saving for retirement, identity protection...

The course also works great for teens and young adults in helping them start to understand life economics and how all the pieces work together.

Who this course is for:
  • From young to old, beginners to experienced... Anyone wanting to grasp the elements of financial responsibility and control on a personal level will feel much more confident!
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 03:07:11
+ Introductions!
2 lectures 07:08

Take a quick look through the entire course and see what we have planned!

Preview 03:31

Learn about your instructor along with the additional resources we've developed to compliment the video lectures.

Preview 03:37
+ "Banking"
6 lectures 01:02:47

Learn the difference between banks, credit unions, and other types of Financial Institutions.

Preview 09:46

Invaluable to good financial health are basic savings.


In today's world, some form of a checking account is a necessity to make electronic payments.

Checking Accounts and Making Payments

What's the difference between NSF fees and Overdraft fees?  Does it matter?

NSF vs Overdraft - Does It Matter?

Debit cards are different from credit cards.  Learn the difference.

Understanding Credit & Debit Cards

Other ways to pay than credit and debit cards are explained.

Other Payment Methods - Mobile Payments, Prepaid Cards and More...
Banking Quiz
10 questions
+ Borrowing Money
10 lectures 01:26:12

One of the most important aspects of your financial life is explained.

Credit Score

Understand the basic principals and elements of borrowing money.

The Basics of Loans

The actual process of borrowing money is explained.

The Loan Process

Auto loans to buy cars are one of the most common loans.

Auto Loans

Work through information and questions to help you decide if you're ready to become a home owner.

Home Loans - Are You Ready?

The specific details about mortgages and borrowing money for a home.

Home Loans - Mortgages

Learn the basics of paying for college, trade schools and all types of Higher Education.

Higher Education Loans - The Basics

The IRS makes it easier to save for college with 529 Plans.  Find out how...

Higher Education Loans - 529 Plans

Payday loans are a quick way to get money for a short term, but be aware!

Payday Loans
Borrowing Money Quiz
10 questions
+ Other "Grown Up" Stuff
3 lectures 28:46

A look at what kind of topics will be covered in the "Other Grown Up Stuff" section of the course AND how to request topics you'd like to see.

Preview 02:15

The basics of Payroll and Income Taxes along with forms and processes for filing.

Payroll and Income Taxes

The major types of insurance explained along with how insurance claims work.

Insurance - The Overview
+ So Now What?
1 lecture 02:18

Summarize the course and get Bonuses for completing it!  Check out freebies and other information!!

Preview 02:18