Simple Basics of Personal Finance

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Course Description

In today's world, our personal financial health is vital. This course explains the basics so you understand what's involved and how everything works. This also serves as an introduction to help relate personal finances to business finances.

Topics include:

  • 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...

The course also works great for teens and young adults in helping them start to understand life economics and how all the pieces work together.

Who this course is for:

  • From young to old, beginners to experienced... Anyone wanting to grasp the elements of financial responsibility and control on a personal level will feel much more confident!

Course content

5 sections • 22 lectures • 3h 7m total length

Instructor

Small Business Coach and College Instructor
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 4,285 Reviews
  • 17,607 Students
  • 5 Courses

Over 25 years ago, after building his experience in the hospitality industry and working with many business start-ups, Ron Trucks founded his privately owned firm guiding and coaching small businesses and non-profit o

Expected Outcomes

  1. Understand and feel comfortable with the basics of the money-related elements of everyday life and how to approach every financial aspect responsibly and confidently. Requirements If you're wanting a better understanding of the basics of how money is used in your daily life, you're ready to go! Description In today's world, our personal financial health is vital. This course explains the basics so you understand what's involved and how everything works. This also serves as an introduction to help relate personal finances to business finances. Topics include: 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... The course also works great for teens and young adults in helping them start to understand life economics and how all the pieces work together. Who this course is for: From young to old, beginners to experienced... Anyone wanting to grasp the elements of financial responsibility and control on a personal level will feel much more confident! Show more Show less Course content 5 sections • 22 lectures • 3h 7m total length Expand all sections Introductions! 2 lectures • 7min Course Overview Preview 03:31 Instructor and Resources Intro Preview 03:37 "Banking" 6 lectures • 1hr 3min Financial Institutions and Banks vs Credit Unions Preview 09:46 Savings 10:09 Checking Accounts and Making Payments 05:44 NSF vs Overdraft - Does It Matter? 06:43 Understanding Credit & Debit Cards 25:17 Other Payment Methods - Mobile Payments, Prepaid Cards and More... 05:08 Banking Quiz 10 questions Borrowing Money 10 lectures • 1hr 26min Borrowing Fundamentals Preview 05:44 Credit Score 09:32 The Basics of Loans 07:36 The Loan Process 06:42 Auto Loans 03:51 Home Loans - Are You Ready? 11:34 Home Loans - Mortgages 15:11 Higher Education Loans - The Basics 16:01 Higher Education Loans - 529 Plans 06:30 Payday Loans 03:31 Borrowing Money Quiz 10 questions Other "Grown Up" Stuff 3 lectures • 29min Introducing the Section Preview 02:15 Payroll and Income Taxes 10:09 Insurance - The Overview 16:22 So Now What? 1 lecture • 2min BONUS: Wrap Up and Some Surprises? 02:18 Instructor Ron Trucks Small Business Coach and College Instructor 4.6 Instructor Rating 4,285 Reviews 17,607 Students 5 Courses Over 25 years ago, after building his experience in the hospitality industry and working with many business start-ups, Ron Trucks founded his privately owned firm guiding and coaching small businesses and non-profit organizations in a wide variety of fields and industries both in his home town of St. Louis, MO and across the country. In addition to his professional work in small-business support, Ron has also been an Business Management adjunct instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO for over 15 years. Over those two-plus decades of both teaching and coaching small businesses and non-profit organizations, Ron has served on various boards and in many volunteer positions including the Board of Directors of a $500 million dollar credit union, developing leadership skills with members of national fraternities and sororities, and working with troubled youth dealing with identity and self-confidence issues. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'677bb38c681cdbd3',m:'6d05ee9a754c4bce00e17f97376ec519be929108-1627785623-1800-AcWFjiH7NbOOmNmAff1Vz3WvF9kEJOykHwPOrpIgTm+VmiweNo7lh8dhgTc07Ob0vmTcAtkfWB58NnmdYYT7OISm4dG8LwFc7TrbnDnLAyyfxGAvTp3846WZwc8iCfz6HXWYi2oq1mLwh4HvrjT6/gAPSUFGFdJh+iTDiGovbIyQ',s:[0xba2793dee7,0x8f59611406],}})();