LifePower: Credit, Debt, Saving, Investing, & Buying a Home
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LifePower: Credit, Debt, Saving, Investing, & Buying a Home

Learn how to build & manage your credit, handle debt, use credit cards, start saving and investing, and buy real estate.
4.5 (17 ratings)
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.
103 students enrolled
Created by Davis Jones, MBA
Last updated 8/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build, manage, and use personal credit and credit lines
  • Better manage monthly income and expenses
  • Use investing strategies to build wealth
  • Successfully navigate the world of mortgages and real estate purchases
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Requirements
  • You should have basic knowledge about using spreadsheets but you don't need a specific spreadsheet software
Description

Get the personal finance tools that enable you to use the complicated credit, debt, cash flow management, saving, investing, and real estate systems to your advantage.

Learn to Manage Your Money

  • Building and managing your credit score
  • Using credit cards
  • Taking out and managing personal loans
  • Personal budgeting
  • Saving and investing
  • Buying real estate

Learn to Master the Financial Tools that Many of Us Were Never Taught

Your ability to use modern financial tools and systems is a crucial ingredient for a successful and happy life. Credit scores, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, tax-deferred investment accounts, and financial instruments like index funds, mutual funds, ETFs, stocks, and bonds are fundamental to existence in our modern world. The topics in this course are relevant to people in all developed economies.

Ignorance is an expensive choice and there are plenty of organizations who would be happy to keep taking advantage of people who can’t navigate these systems. In this financial empowerment series you won’t get bombarded with boring math formulas. You’ll have fun. Let’s take on the system together.

Four Core Skills as the Heartbeat of Your Financial Future

Perfect for smart people who are starting to work, save, and build wealth, through this financial empowerment course you’ll learn how to use credit and debts, how to manage your cash flow, how to save and start investing, how to buy real estate in your name, and more.

Starting with a section on building, managing, and using your personal credit and managing debts, you’ll learn how to use master some of the financial systems that we interact with on a daily basis. By understanding the different levers in credit, interest rates, and debt many people will be able to instantly apply their learnings to save thousands of dollars or more... quickly.

After mastering credits and debts, the series will take you into the Eazl Cash Flow Dojo where you’ll learn more about income and expense management. You’ll have an opportunity to put your learning into practice immediately by developing a snapshot of your personal cash flow.

Once you’ve mastered the use of credit, loans, and cash flow you’ll work on developing an investor’s mindset. You’ll learn how to use tools like ETFs, index funds, and tax-deferred accounts as tools for growing your wealth. The series will address core investing principles like the risk/reward relationship, asset diversification, and speculation vs. investing.

You’ll learn how to acquire real estate and use mortgage loans in the final section of the series. Complete with Eazl’s proprietary Home Buying Cheat Sheet, you’ll learn how to build your real estate acquisition team, how to negotiate with sellers of properties, how to get a good deal on a mortgage, and how to lower the transaction costs associated with real estate acquisition.

Those who complete the course will receive a verifiable certificate and everyone who participates will have access to a suite of support resources from the team at Eazl.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who have questions about how to use credit, debts, mortgages, personal budgets, and investment accounts
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
02:22:23
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How to Build Credit and Use the Credit System
9 Lectures 32:42
Don’t Let the System Use You
01:43

Interest and the Powerful Two
02:30

The 10/20/50 Rule of Interest Rates
03:04

A Brief Introduction to Personal Credit
02:46

Are We in the Matrix? Let’s Talk about Credit Scores
05:33

SideBYSide: Let’s Look at the Teacher’s Credit Score (and Yours)
03:44

Do you remember the crucial ingredients to building and managing your personal credit?

Building and Managing Your Credit Score
2 questions

Using Credit Cards Like a Boss
05:26

How to Use Balance Transfers to Stash Debt
06:40

Have you developed a good debt management mindset?

How to Manage Debts and Credit Card Balances
3 questions

Courage and Cash Flow
01:16
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The Cash Flow Dojo and the Battle for Your Future Self
8 Lectures 43:47
Welcome to the Cashflow Dojo
01:54

The Work to Wealth System
06:08

SideBYSide: Let’s Visualize Your Income
03:01

SideBYSide: Let’s Import and Visualize Your Expenses
12:13

4 Ways to Improve Your Cash Flow
05:20

Saving and the Battle for Your Future Self
02:15

The Three Savings Sisters
08:12

The Joneses, the Big Battle, and Good Retail Therapy
04:44
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Sow and Harvest: Getting Started as an Investor
5 Lectures 26:07
Three Mindset Shifts and Overcoming the Monkey Brain
05:45

Don’t Avoid Risks. Manage Them.
04:05

Thinking Rich: Making Your Money Work for You
06:44

Hands-on Investing: Let’s Explore Your Options
07:44

Video Quiz: Three Questions to Challenge Your Investor’s Mindset
01:49
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How to Buy Your First Home and Use Mortgages
6 Lectures 32:21
Welcome to My Home (Let’s Get You to Yours)
05:32

Mortgages: How Most People Fund Home Purchases
09:28


How to Build a Good Home Buying Team
03:23

Tips for Negotiating with the Seller of a Property
05:51

Congratulations! Your Certificate is Ready for You
01:39
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Discount Codes + Information about VIP Support
1 Lecture 00:53
Access to Discount Codes and Eazl's VIP Support Team
00:53
About the Instructor
Davis Jones, MBA
4.4 Average rating
4,488 Reviews
50,792 Students
18 Courses
Co-founder of Eazl, Winner of Udemy's Innovation Award

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to launching the Eazl community, Mr. Jones placed talent at firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay as a headhunter for Robert Half, the international talent consulting firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues. While working in talent acquisition, his clients included Western Digital, Lending Club, Hitachi, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a financial technology consultancy specializing in institutional crowdfund investing.

In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his international economic empowerment work and today, Eazl is a community of more than 80,000 ambitious professionals around the world. Eazl's production team is honored to have won multiple production and innovation awards for excellence in producing video-based learning experiences, including Udemy's Innovation Award two years in a row and Skillshare's Top 5% honor.

Mr. Jones earned an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, and a bachelor's degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University in California.