Personal Finance Planning

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Have you ever watched the evening news and wondered what the anchor meant when she said: “…and the Dow closed 50 points in choppy trading today.”
 
Have you ever watched Mad Money on CNBC as the host screamed BUY BUY BUY or SELL SELL SELL and clapped your hands with his energy while having no clue what was happening?
 
Have you watched a movie where successful Wall Street characters dropped cool sounding financial jargon and you smiled and nodded without knowing what they were saying?
 
Have you ever had someone talk about Roth IRAs and 401Ks, and as you nodded, your heart was racing?

Have you ever received multiple credit card solicitations in the mail and wondered which ones to sign up for or even if to sign up for any at all?

If you answered yes to any (and maybe all) of the above then this class is for you.

Want to better understand investments? How credit works? How and why insurance products like l...

Have you ever watched the evening news and wondered what the anchor meant when she said: “…and the Dow closed 50 points in choppy trading today.”
 
Have you ever watched Mad Money on CNBC as the host screamed BUY BUY BUY or SELL SELL SELL and clapped your hands with his energy while having no clue what was happening?
 
Have you watched a movie where successful Wall Street characters dropped cool sounding financial jargon and you smiled and nodded without knowing what they were saying?
 
Have you ever had someone talk about Roth IRAs and 401Ks, and as you nodded, your heart was racing?

Have you ever received multiple credit card solicitations in the mail and wondered which ones to sign up for or even if to sign up for any at all?

If you answered yes to any (and maybe all) of the above then this class is for you.

Want to better understand investments? How credit works? How and why insurance products like life insurance, health insurance, and property insurance might be relevant for you? How to maximize your retirement savings? This course aims to make finding the answers to these questions, and many other similar questions, interesting and fun.

This personal finance course is divided into four modules: investments, credit, insurance and retirement. Each module is independent and may be studied on its own, although studying them together provides a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness across modules and the various tradeoffs across them.

Throughout the course, we will explore interesting and relevant real world examples so that you can better understand the underlying concepts. We will also relate relevant academic research to the topic on hand and show how the research findings are relevant to your daily financial decisions.

This course provides practical, ready-to-use solutions to use in your daily life. All solutions may not be equally important for you given your age and priorities, but they will certainly be relevant to you at some point in your life.

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luis oliveira

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 1 month ago
Too many videos. The first chapter doesnt teach much. Not very useful I would say. Seems very informal and not very relevant.
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2/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
I was very disappointed with this course. It does not teach you anything about finance except the obious, which you can learn from reading a couple of pages of the Investopedia. It does not teach you how to value a company nor an investment, nor how to calculate anything. It is just a chit-chat course that blabs about basic knowledge about finance: you should pay your debts promptly, you should have insurance, ... Overall, a complete waste of time and by far the worst MOOC I have ever taken.
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PRASHANT MISHRA

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 3 months ago
It is knowledge, must for an individual living in 21st Century. Now I have an improved understanding of how market works and a clear picture how to plan your primary investments and policies.
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Karen Wilson

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
I am totally amazed at the knowledge gained from just the first week's lecture. I wish I had known of this course earlier. It would have assisted me in making more informed decisions about investments made . I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get a handle on their financial life.
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Ricardo VanEgas

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
You can not get a more comprehensive introductory course to this world : Financial Planning. Even if you are a financial dummy or a thoroughly illiterate person in this world. You will learn some worthy teachings not available easily somewhere.... Both Purdue U. and Professor Sugato managed to reach all students
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george deba bate

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 12 months ago
i wish to receive a detail of the course content, i have taught this course in a professional higher institution of learning , i wish to valorise the course content again as am looking forward to teach the course again at a later date.
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