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Simple Basics of Personal Finance
Learn The Fundamentals Of Your Personal Money and Finances Using Easy-To-Understand Language And Clear Examples

What you will learn

Understand and feel comfortable with the basics of the money-related elements of everyday life and how to approach financial aspects responsibly and confidently

Learn the difference between banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, as well as savings, checking, debit cards, and credit cards.

Examine borrowing money and the basics of loans for auto loans, home loans, paying for college and higher education, and more.

We’ll dig into other “Grown Up” stuff including payroll taxes, insurance, social security, saving for retirement, identity protection and more.

Description

In today’s world, our personal financial health is vital.  This course explains the basics to help you understand what’s involved and how everything works.  This also serves as an introduction to help relate personal finances to business finances.  Using common, everyday language and “real world” experience and examples, instructor Ron Trucks makes the concepts and principals for anyone to understand and relate to, regardless of your previous financial or math experience.

Topics include:


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  • What’s the difference between banks, credit unions and other financial institutions?
  • Explaining savings, checking, debit cards, credit cards…
  • Other methods to making payments than cash or checks
  • Borrowing money and the basics of loans
  • Auto loans, home loans, paying for college and higher education
  • Payday loans – The good, the bad and the ugly
  • Other “Grown Up” stuff including payroll taxes, insurance, social security, saving for retirement, identity protection…

Enrollment in the course includes:

  • Customized note sheets for each lesson in the course for your personal comments and notes
  • Lifetime access
  • Free membership in our online, students-only support group thru Facebook
  • Lifetime discount to all other bsnsAtlas courses, materials, and learning matter

The course is also serves as a great introduction for teens and young adults in helping them start to understand life economics and how all the pieces work together, along with a general refresher looking to establish credit, finance their first home, or take the first steps of personal, small business ownership.

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Content

Introductions!

Course Overview
Instructor and Resources Intro

“Banking”

Financial Institutions and Banks vs Credit Unions
Savings
Checking Accounts and Making Payments
NSF vs Overdraft – Does It Matter?
Understanding Credit & Debit Cards
Other Payment Methods – Mobile Payments, Prepaid Cards and More…
Banking Quiz

Borrowing Money

Borrowing Fundamentals
Credit Score
The Basics of Loans
The Loan Process
Auto Loans
Home Loans – Are You Ready?
Home Loans – Mortgages
Higher Education Loans – The Basics
Higher Education Loans – 529 Plans
Payday Loans
Borrowing Money Quiz

Other “Grown Up” Stuff

Introducing the Section
Payroll and Income Taxes
Insurance – The Overview

So Now What?

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