Personal Budgeting Made Easy

How to effectively create and manage your personal budget
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 30 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This course should be used as a first step in your personal budgeting journey, and will teach you how to effectively collect and interpret information to create a personal budget in order to understand your spending habits. This course was co-written and developed by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a data analyst, and as a result, we have combined our interests in finances and data analytics to provide you with the tools and techniques to simply analyze your own financial position.

This course is taught in three main sections, which answer the following questions:

  • Why should you budget today?
  • How do you create, collect information for, and interpret your budget?
  • What is net worth, why does it matter, and how do I calculate it?

By enrolling in this course, you will gain the ability to analyze your spending and savings habits, and even pinpoint which areas you need to cut back. You will also understanding new financial tools to better manage your finances.

This course includes a downloadable PowerPoint version of the lecture, as well as a personal budget Excel template created by the course author for student use during and after the class.

What are the requirements?

  • You should already be familiar with Microsoft Excel.
  • You may wish to gather financial information, such as credit card/bank statements and loan documents so that you can follow along (OPTIONAL).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Collect information to create your personal budget.
  • Interpret collected information within your newly created budget.
  • Define, calculate, and understand the importance of Net Worth.
  • Make financial decisions for the future based on tools and techniques learned in this class.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for individuals who are looking to take the first steps in their personal budgeting journey.
  • No prior budgeting experience is required.
  • This course is probably not for you if you already have an exisiting budget that works for you, or if you are experienced in finance.

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: Introduction
Course Objectives
Section 2: Why should I start budgeting today?
Time Value of Money
Section 3: Budget Workbook
Section 4: Net Worth
Net Worth
Section 5: Summary

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Myke Garrity, Adjunct Math Professor and Data Analyst

Myke Garrity has been tutoring high school and college students in mathematics for over five years, and he has spent the last four years teaching community college courses in areas such as Algebra, Statistics, and Precalculus.

His emphasis has always been about teaching math skills that will help students outside of school. He knows that students always ask, "When will I ever need this in the real world?", and he has made it his mission to ensure he will answer that question.

Myke hold a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Computational Sciences and Informatics. He also works as a Data Analyst and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

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