How to Save Money: Making Smart Financial Decisions

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How to Save Money: Making Smart Financial Decisions

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edX online courses
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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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Course Description

This course is for people

  • Who know they need to save, but not how much.
  • Who don’t know whether it would be better to put $100 in an IRA or to pay off $100 of their credit card balance.
  • Who have never read their credit report.
  • Who have both low auto insurance liability coverage and a low deductible.
  • Who don’t know their liability coverage.
  • Who don’t know what liability coverage is.
  • Who would ever consider leasing a car instead of buying.
  • Who own stocks but not mutual funds.
  • Who own mutual funds but not index funds.
  • Who don’t know what index funds are.
  • Who don’t know how much they are paying in mutual fund fees.
  • Who are considering hiring a financial advisor.
  • Who wonder how much savings they will need to retire.

You will learn the basics of personal finance. How to balance spending and saving; which debts to pay first, what insurance you need and don’t need, how to invest for retirement and other long...

This course is for people

  • Who know they need to save, but not how much.
  • Who don’t know whether it would be better to put $100 in an IRA or to pay off $100 of their credit card balance.
  • Who have never read their credit report.
  • Who have both low auto insurance liability coverage and a low deductible.
  • Who don’t know their liability coverage.
  • Who don’t know what liability coverage is.
  • Who would ever consider leasing a car instead of buying.
  • Who own stocks but not mutual funds.
  • Who own mutual funds but not index funds.
  • Who don’t know what index funds are.
  • Who don’t know how much they are paying in mutual fund fees.
  • Who are considering hiring a financial advisor.
  • Who wonder how much savings they will need to retire.

You will learn the basics of personal finance. How to balance spending and saving; which debts to pay first, what insurance you need and don’t need, how to invest for retirement and other long-term goals.  In addition to watching online lectures, students will be shown how to do practical “homework” assignments including looking up the fees on mutual funds and requesting a free credit report.

Reviews 7/10 stars
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Bilen Oytun Peksel

8/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 10 months ago
The course structure is now very well prepared. The scripts sounds improvised and often derailed from focus. There are strange choice of words calling concepts animals, sudden notation changes within the same video and many more distractions. The outline of the course sounded very promising. In fact I was not able to find a course like this. However I was dissapointed how it was executed.
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John Fahy

7/10 starsTaking Now
3 years ago
More to do examples would be appreciated? Main difficulty access the course and login ? Mountains of propaganda saying how clever and smart "org.edx" are and no direct access?
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Anna R

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 1 month ago
I just wanted to say that I think the previous reviewer has posted his review on the wrong course. There's another FIN101x course (Finance for Everyone) being offered by the University of Michigan that is probably the one he's describing. This course by Berkeley gives a good general introductory overview for anybody wanting to increase their awareness and knowledge of personal finance. I don't live in the USA, and this course has still been useful. I now have a list of actions I can take (and have started already) that will improve my personal financial situation. I would definitely recommend it. My time and energy have been well spent taking this course!
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Tod Knutson

1/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 1 month ago
My expectations for the course was to learn about finance, markets, investments, etc. The course instead relies too heavily on utilizing niche formulas in Excel. The assignments are far more complicated than what the instructor goes over during lecture. And viewing the discussion boards, I'm not the only one who feels this way. It's incredibly frustrating to do the assignments, unable to correctly answer after you exhausted all your attempts, and they decided not to share the correct answer. So you have no clue what the correct solution is. The bottom line is this course is not worth the time or effort.
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