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Design Your Dream:

Your Financial Plan for Success
4.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
109 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2015
English
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Enjoy better financial health in one year's time -- or one month's time!
List and launch basic strategies for keeping your spirits up -- and your life going -- in case of unemployment
Get help planning your next career
Learn your number one top priority for a solid financial plan -- and it's not that hard!
Use the "On My Way to Debt-Free" system to get rid of consumer debt
Learn how to fund college -- even if you have just months -- or weeks! -- to plan
Join us for "Seven Strategies for Success" if you've been driven OFF the road on your financial plan
write your own financial "report card"
Get ideas for starting your own business
View 10 sources for great FREE stuff
Learn the one key way to Skyrocket your Satisfaction in your financial life
List the three major "red flags" when you need a will no matter what
Download a free "Design Your Dream Financial Plan" e-book
Get access to dozens of carefully reviewed sources for financial advice
Download, post, and even monetize a "Bonus" motivational video for our students!
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Requirements
  • You need a willingness to learn.
  • . . . and a willingness to carve out 2 - 3 minutes each day for your learning.
Description

Welcome to Design Your Dream: Your Financial Plan for Success, where you'll design your personal financial plan to meet your goals, care for your loved ones, and enjoy financial peace of mind.

** Control Your Financial Destiny **

You'll feel confident about your financial life, set some clear priorities, and move forward for financial peace of mind.

You'll complete this course with a CLEAR, PERSONALIZED plan with your top financial priorities.

** Feel Confident About Your Money **

In these quick, narrated video lessons, you will:

  • Learn two quick ways to INCREASE your income
  • Understand when NOT to invest.
  • Find the best savings rate – hint: it's NOT at the corner bank.
  • Master planning for college, whether your have years, months, or just weeks to prepare
  • Learn 10 Sources for Great FREE stuff.
  • Plan your next career, whether you're brand new or getting back into the work force after a break

“On My Way to Debt Free"

  • Learn the emergency-911- consumer debt strategy that YOU control – not the bankruptcy court!
  • Looking for work? Get three great tips for keeping yourself focused even when facing unemployment.
  • Join us for “7 Steps to get back on track" if your financial life is stuck in a ditch

Plus lots more:

  • The number one first step in your financial plan is this – and it's actually pretty easy
  • Three red flags that say you need a will right away
  • The basics for getting a mortgage
  • Ready to start investing? Here's a simple, sustainable newbie investment plan

We keep it fresh, with different styles and video themes. Free downloads include a 55-page e-book, a discount code for our other course, even a motivational video you can view, download, even post on your own website if you wish.

You'll complete the course with simple, powerful strategies to turbo-charge your financial life to the next level – with confidence! Press the “Take this Course" button on the right to get started.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is ready to take charge of your financial life, and ready to start seeing results.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 02:50:28
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Design Your Dream Financial Plan
3 Lectures 07:43

Welcome! Glad to have you with us. Take a look at what to expect, and post a message any time!

Preview 01:19

Priority number one: an emergency savings account! Put away as much as you need to cover expenses in case of a medical emergency or job loss. It;s about peace of mind!

Preview 04:40

Start small; make a difference. Build that wealthy attitude by setting up a monthly contribution to a worthwhile charity of your choosing.

Preview 01:44
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Manage Your Income
3 Lectures 07:49

Thinking about a new career? Think carefully about income possibilities before committing.

Preview 01:55

Watching television? Playing video games? Why not direct some of that time and energy towards doing something you're good at, and increasing your income options?

Preview 03:13

Here are seven options for directing a bonus or windfall, to jumpstart your goals.

What to Do? Seven Tips for a Good News Windfall!
02:41
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Manage Your Expenses
2 Lectures 09:32

How to keep expenses down? Here are 10 FREE sources you may never have thought of.

10 Sources for (Great) Free Stuff
04:34

Learn the language, learn the basics, and learn some basic strategies for a residential mortgage.

Mortgage Basics and top 4 tips
04:58
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Love the Ones Who Love You (and depend on you)
3 Lectures 17:54

What, no will on file? Take a look at this for the basics!

Wills Level One: Talk the talk
08:08

A will usually comes with other documents, called an "estate plan." Learn to talk the talk.

Wills Level Two
07:12

Emergency! If you don't have a will -- and you DO have any of these three situations -- get one now!!

Wills: Three Red Flags that you REALLY need an estate plan
02:34
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Future Planning: No more rocking chairs
3 Lectures 09:36

You'll learn if you are READY to invest -- and if so, what are the most conservative, low-cost investment options.

Investing: When to Invest, When NOT to Invest
04:15

What to ask for? details of a diversified low-cost index fund portfolio.

Investing Level Two: How and What to Invest
02:56

Planning for beyond your working years.

Investing Level Three: Retirement
02:25
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Paying for College -- More Options than you knew
3 Lectures 15:14

College is not the only option -- or even the best one. Here is what to consider 5 - 10 years ahead of time.

Paying for College Long Term -- Are you sure you want to?
07:22

College coming up in 3 -5 years? Here are mid-range planning options.

Paying for College Part Two - Planning One to Three Years ahead
05:38

College coming up in the next few months or weeks? Take a look at this quick-start college funding planner.

Paying for College Part Three - One to Three Months ahead
02:14
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Blindsided by Life? Join us here!
4 Lectures 13:32

We've all been there . . . sometimes life just smacks us around until our head is spinning. If that's you, join us here, for a chance to recuperate, and walk through some survival techniques!

Yikes! It's a Whole New Ball Game! Steps 1 - 3 to Get Back on Track
04:36

Steps 4-6 in our Getting Back on Track series.

Seven Steps 4 - 6 to Get Back on Track
02:46

Step 7 - at last! in Getting Back on Track.

Seven Steps Step Seven - Sabotage! It Happens
04:08

We've all been there. It's bad, it's ugly . . . it's unemployment. Here's a few tips to make it better.

Unemployment: The gift that won't stop giving.
02:02
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Debts as a Tool: or as a Weapon
6 Lectures 11:59

Intro to our "On My Way to Debt - Free" series, a step-by-step approach to consumer debt paydown.

Debt: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
01:50

Lesson

One: Grit your teeth! Once this one is over, it get's easier!

Power Your Way to Debt-Free, Lesson One
01:30

More

"On My Way to Debt - Free" series, a step-by-step approach to consumer debt paydown.
Power Your Way to Debt-Free, Lesson Two
01:10

More "On My Way to Debt - Free" series, a step-by-step approach to consumer debt paydown.
Power Your Way to Debt-Free, Lesson Three
01:33

More "On My Way to Debt - Free" series, a step-by-step approach to consumer debt paydown.
Power Your Way to Debt-Free, Lesson Four
02:09

"On My Way to Debt - Free"

-- an emergency last-ditch effort to hang on to your dignity!

Power Your Way to Debt-Free, Lesson Five
03:47
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Design Your Financial Report Card
4 Lectures 15:32

Ready for a snapshot? Set a benchmark for your progress, and use the Future Plan Checklist to keep track of your financial goals.

"Where do I Stand?" The Net Worth Statement
07:34

Where's it all going? Design a Cash Flow statement to keep track.

"How am I Doing?" Income Statement - Cash Flow
04:04

Annual Income =

Biweekly income

times 26

divided by 52.

Calculate your monthly income (if you get paid every two weeks)
01:19

Here's the key: Go through your cash flow statement and decrease (or even increase) each expense category, to meet your goals.

Super-Strategy: The Power of the Cash Flow Statement
02:35
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For Our New Graduates (and current students too)
4 Lectures 00:37

For our students and graduates: view, download, even post this motivational "Think and Grow Rich" video!

Congratulations! Download this free BONUS video.
00:37

Download this free ebook.

E-Book: Design Your Dream Financial Future
56 pages

List of Resources: Books, Websites, Courses and lots more
4 pages

Hey -- check out "Business Law for Entrepreneurs -- Pilot your Business with the Power of LAW." Discount coupon code here!

Download your "Business Law for Entrepreneurs" discount code here
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About the Instructor
Christine Williams
4.4 Average rating
13 Reviews
904 Students
2 Courses
lawyer, educator, blogger

Christine Williams JD, MSW earned her law degree in Chicago, Illinois. She has a Masters Degree (with Honors) in Social Work, a Bachelor's in Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and has successfully completed the Canadian Bankers Associations' Professional Financial Planning program. She teaches Law and Ethics, both online and in person, throughout the United States and Canada.