Finance Matters: From Your Credit Score to Your Budget
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Finance Matters: From Your Credit Score to Your Budget

Find your credit score, reduce your debt, change your mindset, budget and become financially savvy!
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4 students enrolled
Created by Lisa Newton
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand money matters - know what effects their credit score and how to improve it
  • Manage credit cards to their advantage
  • Improve their financial situation
  • Set and manage their personal budget
  • Know where their money goes
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  • A basic level understanding of Excel spreadsheets will be helpful.

This course is ideal for those who want to improve their personal financial situation. It doesn't matter if you are a young student who is just starting out, or older with responsibilities and a full time 9 to 5... money still matters. If you've ever struggled (or still struggle) to make the ends meet or have an empty savings account or just don't feel in control of your money - then this course is for you.

Are you working hard yet have little to show for it? Do you ever get to the end of the month, only to discover that there is more month left than money? Does your bank balance seem to hang around the same amount (close to nil or overdrawn) no matter what you try?

This course will help you to understand how money works. How to improve your credit score, how to manage credit cards, mortgages, how to set a budget and how to improve your situation. It’s not just theoretical. It is practical.

We cover your mindset and your money personality and there are practical tasks for you to complete.

This course breaks down the concepts in an easy-to-understand and jargon-free language.

You get an example budget, templates, and an e-book as part of the course. The course will take approx 2 hours to complete. There are videos to watch, tasks to complete and plenty of resources and further reading material.

If you want to take control of your financial future and not have to worry again about not having enough money to pay the bills - then this course is for you. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world... the principles of how money works, and how to manage money... are the same. The sooner you make the decision to take control of your financial destiny – the sooner things will start to change and improve for the better. Unfortunately many people leave school without these money management skills and they suffer for it. Its never too late to learn or to correct a bad situation.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to get to grips with their personal finances should take this course.
  • This course is probably not for you if you have not interest in money and are careless with it.
  • If you wish to improve your financial situation - take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:27

Introduction to the course and what we'll cover. You can download and print the course slides if you want.

Preview 03:27
3 Lectures 44:13

Find out your credit score (UK), learn how its worked out, and what factors can lower your credit rating.

Preview 20:12

Types of credit cards and the common mistakes people make with them.

Credit Cards

An overview of mortgages.

3 Lectures 30:58

What is your attitude to wealth? Do you have limiting beliefs?


The concept of how money flows. Download the 'my financial snapshot' handout.

Improve the situation

Take the quiz to find out your money personality

Preview 02:31
Budgeting and loans
2 Lectures 12:54

How to set a budget and monitor it. Download the template.

Setting A Budget

Borrowing money - good debt vs bad debt.

1 Lecture 04:42

Recap of the 5 steps and further reading material.

Concluding lecture and recap of the 5 steps
About the Instructor
Lisa Newton
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4,708 Students
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Entrepreneur, Infopreneur & Serial Author

Lisa Newton BA MSc AAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award. In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).

Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.

Lisa hosts her own show The Authors Podcast which can be found on the iTunes channel.

Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.

In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering.