Personal Finance, Part 1: Investing in Yourself

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Ready to take control of your finances? Whether you are saving for a house or retirement, struggling with your taxes, or wondering if you should invest in education/training, stocks or bonds, there are many questions when it comes to personal finances. There are many benefits, both long and short term, to learning the keys of financial planning and becoming a financially savvy consumer.

This course will teach you to think financially about investing in yourself and your future. We will discuss investments in education and training and show you how to use important economic tools to evaluate whether the investments you make are worth it financially. We will also show you how to make the most of your skills and abilities whether you work for yourself or someone else. This includes such things as evaluating salary and benefit packages and figuring out how to get health insurance coverage and save for retirement.

This portion of Pe...

Ready to take control of your finances? Whether you are saving for a house or retirement, struggling with your taxes, or wondering if you should invest in education/training, stocks or bonds, there are many questions when it comes to personal finances. There are many benefits, both long and short term, to learning the keys of financial planning and becoming a financially savvy consumer.

This course will teach you to think financially about investing in yourself and your future. We will discuss investments in education and training and show you how to use important economic tools to evaluate whether the investments you make are worth it financially. We will also show you how to make the most of your skills and abilities whether you work for yourself or someone else. This includes such things as evaluating salary and benefit packages and figuring out how to get health insurance coverage and save for retirement.

This portion of Personal Finance covers:

  • Human Capital Investment
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Parameterized Spreadsheet Analysis
  • Employment Contracts & Making the Most of Work Benefits
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Paying for Health Insurance and Saving for Retirement When You Are Self-Employed

Join us today and take control of your personal finances!

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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 10 months ago
Highly recommend class. Enjoyed the class because Prof. Witte explained seemingly difficult financial concepts clearly, and covers many useful topics such as employment, education, and credit. Found financial spreadsheets very helpful. If Prof. Witte decides to create Part 2 of this class on investments, I would definitely take it.
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dave watson

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 3 months ago
Really useful course. Covered some great topics and gave very good information for anyone considering going to university. Was american centred which is understandable though some of the exercises are applicable to UK universities also. If you are unsure about university and the costs vs the benefits take a few days to go over the exercises and information in this course as it clears up a lot of the choices and will give you some incredible calculations so you can make really informed decisions.
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John Robinson

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
I also thought that this was a great mooc. well thought out, structured and paced. Including a certain amount of reflexivity to the learning events, taking place throughout this journey. Well done!
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Kimberly Gunn

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
Challenging and rewarded. I thought the professor was knowledgeable and informed. The videos and reading materials were very useful. The spreadsheet assignments were very goo. I learned a great deal. Thanks for all the great information.
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