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Financial Freedom: A Beginner's Guide

Finances and Banking
Free Course
Learn how to calculate your cash flow, the basics of investing, and how to get out of debt.
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Are you struggling to stay on top of your finances? Are you unsure of what steps you can take to get out of the difficult financial situation you currently find yourself in? With this course learn how to set priorities and goals so that you can feel more confident about your personal finances.

This course begins by teaching you how to increase your income. For example, you will learn about investments – such as how to invest, when to invest, how to invest in retirement, and how to save for college. This is followed by an introduction to mortgages and wills.

If you are not currently in a position to invest, the section on debt may be useful to you. Learn what steps to take to get out of debt, how to make the most of unemployment, and what types of debt can be considered to be "positive". Finally, the course teaches you how to calculate your net worth, cash flow, and how to plan for your future finances.

This course will be of great interest to anyone who struggles with managing their personal finances and would like to improve their savings skills.

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.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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