Personal Finance Strategies for Debt, Savings, & Retirement

The ultimate beginners guide to finance for personal debt, savings, and retirement.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 7 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

Hi, my name is Matt Bernstein, successful Udemy instructor with over 45,000+ students across 186 countries. But, I'm going to make the proper assumption that you have no idea who I am.

So listen, I have a booming voice and like to get straight to the point.

At the end of the course you'll learn how to…

  • Become financially independent.
  • Create a plan to pay off debt.
  • Create a personal savings plan.
  • Understand specific investment strategies.
  • Build and increase your credit score.
  • and finally, Buy a car with minimal human contact, negotiations, and stress.

Who should take this course? Who should not?

  • Students with full-time incomes, who want to supplement with a portfolio income.
  • Students who are in debt and need to start saving money.
  • Students who want to start, and build a credit history.
  • Students must develop patience and discipline to know that success does not happen overnight, you have to put in the work.

As a very small token of my appreciation:

When you scroll down the page, you'll see some lectures are available to watch for free.

What are the requirements?

  • Students must have a brokerage account before investing!
  • Students must be willing to build an emergency fund.
  • Students must be willing to develop good money habits.
  • Students must be willing to live below their means.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Calculate their net worth.
  • Calculate their real hourly wage.
  • Create a monthly budget.
  • Create a plan to pay off their debt.
  • Create a personal savings plan.
  • Understand specific investment strategies.
  • Have their questions answered about investing.
  • Understand how their credit score works.
  • Understand how to start building credit.
  • Understand how to increase their credit score.
  • Buy a car with minimal human contact, negotiations, and stress.

What is the target audience?

  • Students who are saving for their children's college education.
  • Students who are currently investing for retirement and want to learn more.
  • Students who want to learn the real cost of working.
  • Students who are in debt and need to start saving money.
  • Students who want to start, and build a credit history.
  • You should not take this course if you want to get rich quickly.
  • You should not take this course if you think I can guarantee the same results I've accomplished.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Personal Finance Calculations
Introduction to Personal Finance
Preview
00:30
Calculating Your Net Worth
Preview
01:21
Calculating Your Real Hourly Wage
Preview
01:55
Calculating Expenses for Your Life Energy
Preview
02:00
Calculating Your Monthly Budget
Preview
04:54
Help Improve This Course
Preview
00:46
Section 2: Saving For Retirement
Paying off Debt
Preview
02:18
Building an Emergency Fund
01:29
Personal Savings
04:25
401k Basics
02:33
Asset Allocation
04:03
Investment Strategies
02:24
Advice on Financial Advisors
01:10
Questions About Investing
6 pages
Section 3: Building Credit to Buy a Home
FICO Score
08:29
Starting Credit
03:12
Increasing Credit Score
01:38
Renting vs. Owning Property
01:43
Types of Mortgages
03:01
Section 4: Personal Finance Guides for Beginners
Advice for Teenagers
04:01
Guide to Buying a Car
04:33
Section 5: Bonus Lecture
Bonus Lecture
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Instructor Biography

Matt Bernstein, Helping hardworking people start successful side businesses.

Why I Teach:

While studying to become a Communication Major at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, I built a successful eBay business on the side. 

After college, I moved to an apartment in Boston, MA (that I could barely afford) to create Udemy courses, teaching students how to sell on eBay. 

The goal is to help hardworking people start a successful online business at an affordable cost.

Currently, I'm teaching people how to emulate my successes by offering cutting-edge training courses and passionate support communities that help them start a side businesses more quickly and easily. 

The courses provide everything one could need to start and grow a home business. I've discovered principles, strategies, and technologies that produce real, measurable business results — without the expensive costs.

Things I Like:

Bowling, reading, beer, hiking, good deli meat, memorable experiences, my girlfriend, family, and close friends.

Instructor Biography

Skillhance, LLC, Helps hardworking people start a successful side businesses.

Skillhance helps hardworking people start a successful side business at an affordable cost.

Students get access to cutting-edge training courses and passionate support communities that help them start a side businesses more quickly and easily. 

The courses provide everything one could need to start and grow a home business. We've discovered principles, strategies, and technologies that produce real, measurable business results — without the expensive upfront costs.

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