Financial Bootcamp for Engaged Couples - Personal Finances
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Financial Bootcamp for Engaged Couples - Personal Finances

How to talk about personal finances before saying "I Do". Reduce your chances of divorce because of money problems..
1.0 (1 rating)
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.
762 students enrolled
Created by Taffy Wagner
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 17 mins on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll be able to decide who should pay the bills and keep your financial home in order
  • You'll be able to decide whether or not you should merge finances
  • You'll know how to establish short and long term financial goals, check the progress and make adjustments if necessary
  • You'll be able to develop a savings plan with your future spouse.
  • How to talk about money without blame
  • Determine whether one person's credit has an effect on the other person
  • Establish a financial blueprint for money and marriage that can be tweaked throughout the marriage
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Requirements
  • An open mind
  • Recognize each person comes to the engagement with their own beliefs about money and money management
  • Desire to see your marriage succeed because of Money talk before saying "I Do" and continuing the conversation
Description

Student Review on Financial Bootcamp for Engaged Couples:

A course that can save your relationship!

"When we enter into a relationship, we cannot believe that something like finances may affect or even destroy our engagement or even marriage. And it can. It happened to me once and, if I would’ve watched this course before that, I might have saved it. Taffy doesn’t try to sweeten reality or sell beautifully wrapped lectures with no value. She understands how financial problems and misunderstandings can affect a couple and gives practical, smart advice and tips about how to avoid them. I understood so many things about my financial habits and how they affect my partner, I feel like a veil was lifted from my eyes. I finally understand what went wrong with my first marriage and how easily I could have saved it. After watching the course, I talked to my boyfriend about our financial habits and we decided to keep separate accounts, not to take credits (at least not me…) and we found a better way to manage out money. We felt a lot better after clarifying all these aspects". Alexandra Moore

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Do you spend or do you save money?

Do you pay all of your bills on time?

Do you talk with your future spouse about money beyond the cost of the caterer, florist, venue or even the wedding itself?

Do you believe you are ready to manage money for two people?

I've been happily married for 19+ years and have dealt with it all from coming into the marriage with financial baggage (from being homeless, having debt, spouse having filed bankruptcy in a previous marriage and me having to deal with the creditors calling), to having less than stellar credit, starting over establishing credit, buying a house, becoming parents, being audited by the IRS and more. I know what I am talking about when it comes to money and marriage.

I have counseled many couples when it comes to premarital financial counseling and they are succeeding. I want that for you to.

Here is your opportunity to set your upcoming marriage apart from those that ended up as a divorce statistic because of money.

This course shows you:

  • How the power of your words (whether spoken or written) can impact a job, education, children or even finances.
  • How you need to discover what your communication style is as well as the style of your future spouse. This will help you to communicate more effectively.
  • Who you are when it comes to money. Everything from how you pay your bills, what your income is to whether you are solution oriented or not if a financial emergency happens.
  • The significance of ordering your credit report at least once a year. Whether you will be brave enough to share your credit report during your engagement.
  • How money management is crucial to the success of any relationship.
  • How to set financial goals as a couple and much, much more.

No longer will you have to fear the elephant in the room "money conversation" because of your own personal habits that you bring to the table. One of the top reasons for divorce is because of money. That doesn't have to be the case for your marriage.

This bootcamp course empowers you to talk about money, develop goals short and long term, plan ahead for future financial needs as well as prepare for a lifetime of money management knowing your marriage can succeed. Before you know it friends and family members will come to you for advice about money and marriage.








Who is the target audience?
  • Engaged couples who are concerned about money issues during their engagement
  • Those who are preparing to get engaged and want a solid footing even when it comes to money.
  • People who offer premarital counseling and may want to expand their money lesson.
  • Engaged couples who want to improve their money management skills.
  • Couples who would like to have a stronger financial foundation from the start so they can handle money challenges that come up.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:04:23
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:20

What this course is about, what you will get in this course and why you should listen to me.

Preview 03:20
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Power of Speech
3 Lectures 11:23

In this lecture you will learn how to observe what you say and how it impacts others. You will understand it is not just how you say it, but more importantly WHAT you say. You will also see how the words you use daily can impact decisions being made during your engagement and eventually your marriage.

Preview 05:14

This activity will teach you how to observe verbal and nonverbal skills in couples. This can also help you take a look at yourself.

People Watching Activity
02:10

This lesson teaches you there are four different styles of communication. It also reveals to you different places on the internet you can actually take a communications style test to find out your communication style. Lastly, you will be able to create a Communications Agreement with your soon to be spouse.

Preview 03:59

This was a very in depth session. Let's see what you remember.

Power of Speech Quiz
2 questions
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Financial Reveal
3 Lectures 11:18

Get ready!! You are about to learn who you are when it comes to YOUR finances. Everything from how you pay your bills, handle debt and even if you are a solution oriented person when an emergency happens.

Removing the Mask on Your Financial Habits
04:48

You will find out who you are when it comes to money! Some of you may find out you don't like yourself!! Guess what? You have the power to change who you are!! Be sure and go through this entire audio and this course.

Financial Reveal Aftermath
03:05

This people watch activity shows you how couples think different in a relationship about themselves and each other, especially when it comes to money.

People Watching Activity Financial Reveal
03:25

This quiz will see if you understand the importance of your financial habits.

Financial Reveal Quiz
1 question
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Whose Money Is It?
3 Lectures 10:31
Whose Money is it? His, Hers or Ours?
04:56

In this lecture you will learn the factors to consider when deciding between a joint account and a separate account. Additional resource provides seven warning signs you are not ready for a joint account.

Joint Account or Separate Account
03:09

In this lecture, you will be required to interview five couples and find out their take on joint accounts and separate accounts, why they chose what they did and what would they recommend for a newly engaged couple.

People Watching Activity Joint or Separate Accounts
02:26

Quiz will determine if you were listening.

Whose Money Is It Quiz
2 questions
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Credit Can Be Your Friend
3 Lectures 06:04

Either person could come to the relationship with good credit, bad credit or no credit. This lesson shares how to handle those situations.

Do you have good credit or bad credit?
03:36

You will be able to determine whether Credit is your friend or enemy. Of course this will be based on your personal experience with money, getting a car, student loan or even an apartment.

Credit is it your Friend or Enemy?
02:28

You will be able to pull your credit report without stress and address the areas that need correcting.

People Watching Activity - Credit
1 page

Credit is a very important topic. Answering these questions will show how well you paid attention.

Credit Quiz
2 questions
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Money Management is not a One Time Event
2 Lectures 04:05

This lesson will teach you how the way you are managing money and making decisions during your engagement is a test run for what will happen during your marriage.

Money Management during the Engagement sets the tone for Marriage
04:05

What fun you are getting ready to have. Dr. Wagner is sharing her 12 month Date Night app.. Money and Marriage over a Meal so you can keep the conversation going.

Money and Marriage over a Meal
3 pages

Money management is essential.

Money Management Quiz
2 questions
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Finances is a Way of Life
2 Lectures 06:58

You will get a candid look at how finances has been a part of your life even since high school.

Finances being a part of life even during childhood years.
04:32

A brief look at who is paying for the wedding, how to set short term and long term financial goals.

Engaged Couple Collage and Finances
02:26

Answer the question regarding finances is a way of life.

Finances Way of Life Quiz
1 question
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Establish a Financial Blueprint for Money and Marriage
1 Lecture 04:38

Questions to consider when formulating your living financial blueprint. Example of a financial blueprint.

Financial Blueprint Steps to take
04:38

Overall wrapup.

Financial Blueprint Quiz
2 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:06
Recap of the Entire Course
02:06
About the Instructor
Taffy Wagner
3.4 Average rating
27 Reviews
3,370 Students
9 Courses
Personal Finances Educator, Author and Homeschool Mom

Dr. Taffy Wagner is a Personal Finances Educator who provides financial counseling to individuals and small groups. She also conduct pre-marital and post-marital financial counseling. Dr. Wagner has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Denver Business Journal, Business Insider, Woman's Day, Learn Vest and many more national outlets. She is the President of Own Your Health Care, LLC where she educates consumers on Obamacare (good, bad and ugly), how to use their health insurance and provides them with alternatives when they cannot afford traditional health insurance. Dr. Wagner is also a homeschool mom of twins who are Udemy Instructors, best-selling authors and Youtubers. She is also a best-selling author of personal finances and health books.