Master practical investment skills and get professional answers to your credit, insurance and retirement questions with this free online course.
About this course
Want to understand investments better? How credit works? How and why insurance products like life insurance, health insurance and property insurance might be relevant for you? How to maximize your retirement savings? This course aims to make finding the answers to these questions, and many other similar questions, interesting and fun.
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 improve your understanding of 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 for use in your daily life. Not all solutions will be equally important for you given your age and priorities, but they will certainly be relevant to you at some point in your life.
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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
Starting date: 15 June, 2016
Length: 8 weeks
Instructor: Sugato Chakravarty
Institution: Purdue University