Personal Finance: Obliterate Debt, Accumulate Wealth
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Personal Finance: Obliterate Debt, Accumulate Wealth

Learn the ins-and-outs of personal finance with Professor Art Carden.
4.0 (219 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.
6,353 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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!
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Requirements
  • A mind willing to learn!
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students of any age looking to gain a basic understanding of personal finance.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
2 Lectures 07:53
Pay Yourself First and Get a Few Quick Wins
05:23

Short Quiz
1 question

How to Save, Invest, and Get Out of Debt: Just Do It!
02:30

Short Quiz
1 question
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Winning the Market
5 Lectures 08:59
Efficient Markets
02:21

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Short Quiz
1 question

Strength in Diversity
01:33

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Short Quiz
1 question

The Good Buy Young: The Power of Compound Interest
01:53

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Short Quiz
1 question

Debt and Equity, Risk and Reward
01:17

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Short Quiz
1 question

Using Your Checkbook as a Hammer: When to Throw Money at Problems
01:55

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Short Quiz
1 question
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Dealing with Debt
4 Lectures 15:08
Good Debt, Bad Debt
01:55

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Short Quiz
1 question

Life of Debt 1
03:51

Life of Debt 2
04:53

Life of Debt 3
04:29
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Getting the Most Out of Yourself
1 Lecture 03:01
Time Is Money
03:01

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Short Quiz
1 question
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Parting Thoughts
1 Lecture 02:39
Stewardship and a Better World
02:39

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Short Quiz
1 question
About the Instructor
Professor Art Carden
4.0 Average rating
219 Reviews
6,353 Students
1 Course
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.