The Core Four of Personal Finance
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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!
4.3 (787 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.
12,556 students enrolled
Created by Son Han, CPA, CFA
Last updated 3/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Students need to understand that this is a marathon, not a sprint
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want a strong foundation for Personal Finance
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
01:06:05
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Introduction to Personal Finance
1 Lecture 08:29
Introduction
08:29

The Core Four Principals
1 question
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Important Numbers to Know
1 Lecture 02:40
Important Numbers to Know
02:40
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Core Principal #1 - Earn more than you spend and create a $1,000 emergency fund
4 Lectures 09:06
Create a Monthly Budget with Mint.com
03:41

Earn More Than You Spend
03:32

Create a $1,000 Emergency Fund
01:49

More Than Half Of All Americans Can’t Come Up With $400 In Emergency Cash
00:04
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Core Principal #2 - Pay off all your debt except your house
1 Lecture 04:51
Debt
04:51

Debt quiz
1 question
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Core Principal #3 - Invest in your retirement
3 Lectures 11:43
Invest in Your Retirement
06:39

Different types of Retirement Accounts
05:01

Get a feel for your risk tolerance
00:03
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Core Principal #4 - Enjoy life and create incentives!
1 Lecture 05:08
Enjoy Life! Create Incentives!
05:08
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Long Term Financing and Your Credit
5 Lectures 19:28
Funny music video about budgets
00:02

Building credit WITH debt
01:23

Building credit with no credit history
06:02

Credit Card Quiz
1 question

Financing a car (You don't own it until you pay it off)
06:30

Financing a Home (You don't own it until you pay it off)
05:31
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 04:41
Thanks for taking this class! Let me know what I can do to make it better
04:41
About the Instructor
Son Han, CPA, CFA
4.4 Average rating
3,009 Reviews
34,445 Students
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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!