This personal finance course is divided into four modules: investments, credit, insurance and retirement. Each module is independent and may be studied on its own, although studying them together provides a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness across modules and the various tradeoffs across them.
Throughout the course, we will explore interesting and relevant real world examples so that you can better understand the underlying concepts. We will also relate relevant academic research to the topic on hand and show how the research findings are relevant to your daily financial decisions.
This course provides practical, ready-to-use solutions to use in your daily life. All solutions may not be equally important for you given your age and priorities, but they will certainly be relevant to you at some point in your life.
What you’ll learn
- How to manage your finances and make better financial decisions.
- The time value of money.
- Basics of stock markets and investments.
- The proper role of credit and how to use it judiciously.
- How insurance works.
- The interplay between investments, credit and insurance.
- The importance of saving for retirement sooner rather than later.