A Guide for Financial Freedom | Alison

Financial Freedom: A Beginner's Guide

Learn how to calculate your cash flow, get out of debt, and the basics of investing with this financial planning course.

Finances and Banking
Free Course
This free online financial management course will teach you how to get on top of your finances, and stay on top. Very little is as stressful as a difficult financial situation. In this free, online course, you will learn how to design, and keep to priorities and goals which will help you manage your personal finances, how to avoid common financial mistakes and misunderstandings, and help you save for a more secure future.





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This course will first teach you how to set up an emergency account. You will cover the subject of giving to charity and making the most of unemployment as well as career considerations and launching a business for income. You will learn how to reduce income tax, how to use an unexpected windfall of money, and how to look for other sources of income. The course also covers investing, retirement planning, and saving for college.

You will then learn about mortgages and learn how a mortgage is paid. The course will also teach you the importance of having a will. You will learn how to identify the appropriate time to make investments and how to differentiate between financial, retirement, and educational investments. You will also study the seven steps for getting out of debt as well as how to calculate your net worth and cash flow.

One of the most common mistakes of personal finance is living beyond your means. Having the discipline to set priorities and goals and then stick to them will greatly help your financial status and easing your personal stress. But first, you need to know how all of this is done. So why wait? Get started with this free online personal financial planning course today, and learn how to get your finances in order in no time at all.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Set up an emergency account.
  • Identify methods for increasing income.
  • Understand how a mortgage is paid.
  • Understand why it is so important to have a will.
  • Identify the appropriate time to make investments.
  • Differentiate between financial, retirement, and educational investments.
  • List the seven steps for getting out of debt.
  • Discuss how to make the most of unemployment.
  • Calculate your net worth and cash flow.


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