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Learn how to better your financial mangement

This is a course about how to accumulate, borrow, spend, invest and save money. Some people have an intuitive ability with money, where everything they touch turns to gold, others need to take a much more conscious approach to handling money if they are to maximize their assets. It aims to improve your ability to make the right decisions about managing finances.

Throughout the course the student will develop their ability to make better decisions with respect to the following sorts of problems, such as:

  • How to better invest money.
  • How to capitalize on your home
  • How to buy more economically to cut food bills.
  • How to minimize taxation.
  • How to bulk buy to minimize costs.
  • Deciding how much to keep in reserve for a "rainy day".
  • How often to restructure your personal budget

Course Details

You can start the course at any time as it is a self-paced online course. If you are doing the course full time you can complete it in 6 weeks, if you are studying part time then it will take 3-6 months on average to complete the course. Your course will expire after 1 year.


Course Ouline

There are 10 lessons in this course:

1. Understanding Financial Terminology
• Financial management Goals
• Financial terminology/language
• Financial statements

2. Planning and Managing your Cash
• Budgeting
• Cash flows
• Profit and Loss
• Balance sheet
• Financial records
• Problem solving

3. Borrowing : for goods and against property, assets, etc.
• Why borrow?
• Types of loans and Sources of funds
• Getting a mortgages to suit you
• Credit card control
• Debt Management

4. Buying
• What to look for
• Hidden traps
• Consumer protection
• Deciding when not to buy on credit
• Forms of credit.

5. The Money Market
• Introduction
• Sterling Money Market Operations
• Reserve Averaging Scheme
• Standing Facilities
• OMOs
• Money
• Investment

6. Investing
• What is an investment?
• Investment Types: Housing, land, stocks, bonds, trust funds, antiques business investments, insurance (annuities) and more.
• Buying shares
• Spreading your investment
• Investment appraisals
• A lifetime guide to money matters: Managing your cash, debt, insurance, housing, strategic planning
• Making your own money
• Using your money
• Keeping your money
• Counting your money
• Enjoying your money
• Investing in shares
• Buying or starting a business

7. Risk and Superannuation -Lump sum, roll over etc.
• Handling lump sums
• Investment options
• Superannuation for:
• Employees
• Employers

8. Reducing Costs -Cutting down on expenditure. Getting better credit card rates.
• Methods of cost saving
• Alternative Living
• Reducing the cost of credit
• Use your property
• Organizing your finances

9. Banks -How they can help you.
• E-commerce
• Bank clearing house
• Choosing a bank
• Types of banks
• Bank fees
• Getting the most from your bank including reduced credit card rates.

10. Communication
• Introduction
• Understanding Financial Terminology
• How to deal with financial advisors
• Understanding Communication
• Interpersonal Communication skills


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