Personal Finance: Obliterate Debt, Accumulate Wealth

Learn the ins-and-outs of personal finance with Professor Art Carden.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 38 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

The Financial Life Hack of Your Dreams

Drowning in debt? (Who isn’t, right?) Unfortunately, doing bank heists and selling crystal meth are out as solutions. So how do you do it?

Join professor Art Carden of Samford University as he presents ways to reign in your out-of-control finances.

For starters, he’ll explain the magic of compound interest—the crockpot method of turning a pittance into a prodigious pile of cash. He’ll also go over the economics of day-to-day purchase decisions. Like, will you really save money buying those marked down shoes? And do the expenses of running a car in the long run dwarf the killer ‘cash back’ deal you got up front? (And should you even be buying a car in the first place?)

Professor Carden tells it like it is: how to “do the math” in order to make smarter decisions. And why, if something is too good to be true, you should RUN. He’ll also discuss investing in stocks, bonds, ETF’s and other financial instruments. And, in everyday matters, deciding when to splurge and when to chill.

Call it common sense economics or personal finance life hacks. Either way, you’ll learn how to corral your own situation from this personal finance ninja.

What are the requirements?

  • A mind willing to learn!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Drowning in debt? (Who isn’t, right?) Unfortunately, doing bank heists and selling crystal meth are out as solutions. Learn how to get back on the right track!

Who is the target audience?

  • Students of any age looking to gain a basic understanding of personal 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: Getting Started
Pay Yourself First and Get a Few Quick Wins
Short Quiz
1 question
How to Save, Invest, and Get Out of Debt: Just Do It!
Short Quiz
1 question
Section 2: Winning the Market
Efficient Markets
1 question


Strength in Diversity
1 question


The Good Buy Young: The Power of Compound Interest
1 question


Debt and Equity, Risk and Reward
1 question


Using Your Checkbook as a Hammer: When to Throw Money at Problems
1 question


Section 3: Dealing with Debt
Good Debt, Bad Debt
1 question


Life of Debt 1
Life of Debt 2
Life of Debt 3
Section 4: Getting the Most Out of Yourself
Time Is Money
1 question


Section 5: Parting Thoughts
Stewardship and a Better World
1 question


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Instructor Biography

Professor Art Carden, Economics Professor at Samford University

I teach economics at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. I also serve as a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute, a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and an Adjunct Program Officer with the Institute for Humane Studies. In addition to my research, I write regularly for websites like Forbes, DepositAccounts, and EconLog.

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