The Core Four of Personal Finance

One step, one day, one dollar at a time. Learn the core four pillars of personal finance. Get and stay motivated!
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Do you want to get your finances in order but not sure where to start?

The financial techniques of personal finance are easy to understand. This is not rocket science and the foundation of personal finance is easy to understand. Where people have issues is getting and staying motivated. Just like with a lot of things in life, getting distracted is very easy.

I’m going to teach you about the core four tenants of personal finance. We will go into detail about the core 4 pillars of personal finance.

At the end of this course, you will know how to get your finances under control, get and stay motivated. Later on, if you want to become an expert on personal finance and retire early for example, you will have a strong foundation to understand how to do so. You’ll also understand the advantages and disadvantages of different personal finance paths.

My goal for you is to understand the core four principals of personal finance and to have a strong foundation.

Personal finance is a lifelong journey. Personal finance is a marathon, not a sprint.

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to understand that this is a marathon, not a sprint

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify the Core 4 Principals of Personal Finance
  • Learn how to manage their debt
  • Learn how to earn more money
  • Learn how to reduce their expenses
  • Learn the different between financing a home versus actually owning it
  • Learn how much they need for retirement
  • Learn about the best monthly budgeting tool
  • Learn about how incentives will create a long term path to personal financial success

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who want a strong foundation for 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: Introduction to Personal Finance
The Core Four Principals
1 question
Section 2: Important Numbers to Know
Important Numbers to Know
Section 3: Core Principal #1 - Earn more than you spend and create a $1,000 emergency fund
Create a Monthly Budget with
Earn More Than You Spend
Create a $1,000 Emergency Fund
More Than Half Of All Americans Can’t Come Up With $400 In Emergency Cash
Section 4: Core Principal #2 - Pay off all your debt except your house
Debt quiz
1 question
Section 5: Core Principal #3 - Invest in your retirement
Invest in Your Retirement
Different types of Retirement Accounts
Get a feel for your risk tolerance
Section 6: Core Principal #4 - Enjoy life and create incentives!
Enjoy Life! Create Incentives!
Section 7: Long Term Financing and Your Credit
Funny music video about budgets
Building credit WITH debt
Building credit with no credit history
Credit Card Quiz
1 question
Financing a car (You don't own it until you pay it off)
Financing a Home (You don't own it until you pay it off)
Section 8: Conclusion
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Instructor Biography

Son Han, CPA, CFA, Loves teaching on Udemy!

Son loves finance and traveling. His lectures are about personal finance, hacking travel (via financial modalities) and accounting. He is a vagabond and is currently traveling the world. He loves to surf as well!

Son Han received his B.B.A. and Masters degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

On a personal note, Son volunteers with educational non-profits focusing on K-12 education. He will be living in Juba, South Sudan for the next year working with Medecins Sans Frontieres.

If you haven't felt it yet, Son loves to teach!

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