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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

68. UoF FREE Personal and Financial Planning Online Class


So the University of Florida has a FREE Personal and Financial Planning online class starting tomorrow at Coursera.org. It's an 8 week course. No experience necessary or risk really. And you don't get a bad grade if you find yourself unable to do all the homework. Pretty good opportunity if you’re interested.

https://www.coursera.org/course/uffinancialplanning



“This course is activity-based with emphasis on your life as the basis for your work. In addition, you will learn how to apply the principles you learn in a family environment. We will learn about cash, credit, wealth, and risk management as well as the environmental effects on personal and family financial management. Students will earn badges for completing various modules and demonstrating certain skills.



Week 1 Understanding Personal Finance: Path to financial security and time value of money.
Week 2 Financial Statements, Tools, and Budgets: Managing your flows and reviewing your statements.
Week 3 Managing Income Taxes: Income tax basics.
Week 4 Building and Maintaining Good Credit (Credit cards and consumer loans): Credit basics.
Week 5 Managing Risk: Risk management basics and insurance overview.
Week 6 Investment Fundamentals (Investing in stocks and bonds): Rules of investing; Debt and equity.
Week 7 Investing through Mutual Funds (Retirement planning): Mutual funds and managed portfolios; create a personal investment plan.
Week 8 Personal Plan of Action: Putting your personal plan together."