Personal Finance Volume I: Wealth Creation
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Personal Finance Volume I: Wealth Creation

A comprehensive guide to wealth creation and effective personal financial budgeting
4.4 (7 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
  • Develop a basic personal finance framework and apply it in their day-to-day life.
  • Identify different types of income and expenses and organize income and expense information in a structured and effective way.
  • Analyze their income and expense information and identify potential financial difficulties in advance.
  • Use one of the most powerful personal budgeting software, You Need A Budget ("YNAB"), to record and analyze information.
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Personal finance is the fundamental principle that everyone should learn. However, it is sometimes overlooked by many people despite the fact that money is always a part of everyone's life. In personal finance, there are four key personal finance principles: 1) wealth creation (how to generate savings), 2) wealth accumulation (what to do with your savings), 3) wealth protection (how to protect your wealth and how to plan for unexpected events), and 4) wealth distribution (how to distribute your wealth after your death. As the name implies, this course is about wealth creation, probably the most critical step in personal finance and the starting point for all subsequent processes.

When we refer to wealth creation, we are talking about personal budgeting and how to manage your income and expenses effectively and hopefully generate positive savings. As this is probably the first time that you think about personal budgeting, this course will outline the four actionable steps in wealth creation: 1) identify what you have, 2) record your revenues and expenses, 3) organize and analyze information, and 4) budget your savings and expenses.

In the early stage of the course, you will learn basic accounting principles and how to identify things that you have such assets and liabilities or even something that you may not be aware of.

In the middle stage, we will talk about types of people and how each type of people earns their income. You will also learn how you should view your revenues and expenses and organize them in the structured and meaningful way.

In the later stage, you will learn special techniques used in personal budgeting and, most importantly, you will be exposed to the personal budgeting framework that you should keep in mind while developing your own budget.

Throughout the course, I will use one of the most powerful personal financial software, out there in the market, You Need a Budget or "YNAB"), to strengthen your understanding of the concepts.

You should be able to develop your own effective personal financial budget after taking this course and, more importantly, you will develop a good personal finance mindset that will pay you dividends for the rest of your life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone can take this course, as it is designed to be universal and not to be specific to a particular country.
  • If you look for a specific guideline such as how to submit a tax filing in the U.S., this course is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Identify What You Have
3 Lectures 26:51
Basic Accounting Principles

Let's Explore What You Have

Recording your Assets and Liabilities in YNAB
Record and Organize Revenues and Expenses
7 Lectures 01:21:37
Let's Explore Who You Are

Revenue Matrix

Expense Matrix

Setting Up Expense Categories in YNAB

Recording your Revenues and Expenses in YNAB - Part I

Recording your Revenues and Expenses in YNAB - Part II

Recording your Revenues and Expenses in YNAB - Part III
Budget your Savings and Expenses
7 Lectures 01:10:15
Stabilizing Income and Expenses

Emergency Funds and Reserves

Introduction to Time Value of Money

Goal Setting and Basic Saving Goals

Personal Financial Budgeting Framework

Personalizing your Budgeting, using YNAB - Part I

Personalizing your Budgeting, using YNAB - Part II
Wrap Up
1 Lecture 02:21
Course Wrap Up
About the Instructor
Pisit Putthacharoenwat
4.4 Average rating
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1,850 Students
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PE Professional; passed all Three Levels of CFA Exams

Since 2011, Pisit Putthacharoenwat has been working as a private equity professional at one of the largest local private equity funds in Thailand where he has involved in multiple functions including fundraising, the evaluation of investment and divestment opportunities, and the advisory services to the portfolio companies especially in corporate strategy and financing plan. During his professional life, he also successfully completed all three levels of CFA exams. In addition, he has had a chance to lead the training sessions for new analysts in Thailand and Vietnam, the activity that has strengthened his passion for teaching, which has developed since his college life.

In addition to teaching, personal finance is also his favorite topic. He has been passionate about investment and insurance since he was studying in the top local university in Thailand. During fourth year of his study, he participated in two major competitions: CFA Global IRC 2011, the global equity-research competition sponsored by CFA Institute, and YFS 2010, the largest local finance competition sponsored by the Stock Exchange of Thailand. For CFA Global IRC 2011, where over 500+ universities participated globally, he became the national champion (Thailand), the regional champion (Asia-Pacific), and one of the four global finalists. For YFS, where over 4,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in Thailand participated, he was awarded 1st place in insurance segment both individual-based and team-based. As the person who decided to buy his own apartment at the age of 23 and to finance his purchase through mortgage, Pisit has deepened his understanding in personal finance principles and the importance of financial discipline.