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
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

This online personal finance course will teach you how to master your money, how to grow your income, reduce your debt, budget the smart way, invest your money, and much more!

  • Do you need help handling your money?
  • Can you imagine a life of financial freedom?
  • Do you want to make more money?
  • Are you interested in investing but just don’t know where to start?
  • Have you struggled with credit card or student loan debt?
  • Do you want to own a home?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place. We know how hard it is to get by in the modern world. We understand your struggles. Heck, we’ve lived them. But we’ve been able to turn it around ourselves, to not just survive but to THRIVE!

This isn’t your traditional personal finance course. We’re not bankers or creditors. We’re not trust fund babies who haven’t worked for themselves. We’re just like you, and that’s what this is all about. This is a course that teaches normal people like you the skills and knowledge to truly understand how money works. We show you the path towards financial freedom.

This online personal finance course covers all of the following topics:

  • Understand Your Money
  • Budgeting, Savings, Reducing Expenses
  • Grow Your Income
  • Understanding Credit Cards
  • Loans, Debt, Debt Reduction
  • Investing 101
  • Real Estate, Mortgages, and Other Big Ticket Purchases
  • Retirement Basics
  • Early Retirement Plan & Financial Freedom
  • Taxes
  • Love & Money
  • Youth & Money
  • Psychology & Money

Master your own finances to build wealth for you and your family.

Regardless of what your financial expertise is or how much money you have in your bank account, this in-depth course is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your finances to the next level.

Whether you’re in debt and don’t have a clue where to go from here, or you’re just wondering where to invest your money, you’ll learn the next steps to success. By truly understanding how things like credit, compound interest, taxes, and investment accounts work, you’ll be in a better position for financial freedom.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a better grasp of your own finances. You’ll know the next steps towards financial freedom. You’ll know how to save more, spend less, and invest smarter. You’ll be less stressed and happier. That's our goal. 

Take the first step to financial success with this amazing personal finance course.

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.

Who 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.


Section 1: Personal Finance Calculations
Introduction to Personal Finance
Calculating Your Net Worth
Calculating Your Real Hourly Wage
Calculating Expenses for Your Life Energy
Calculating Your Monthly Budget
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Section 2: Saving For Retirement
Paying off Debt
Building an Emergency Fund
Personal Savings
401k Basics
Asset Allocation
Investment Strategies
Advice on Financial Advisors
Questions About Investing
6 pages
Section 3: Building Credit to Buy a Home
FICO Score
Starting Credit
Increasing Credit Score
Renting vs. Owning Property
Types of Mortgages
Section 4: Personal Finance Guides for Beginners
Advice for Teenagers
Guide to Buying a Car
Section 5: Resources
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 fiance', 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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