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Personal & Family Financial Planning

University of Florida via Coursera

7 Reviews 737 students interested
  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Finance
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 9 weeks long
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Personal and Family Financial Planning will address many critical personal financial management topics in order to help you learn prudent habits both while in school and throughout your lifetime.

Syllabus

Understanding Personal Finance
Path to financial security and time value of money.

Financial Statements, Tools, and Budgets
Managing your flows and reviewing your statements.

Managing Income Taxes
Income tax basics.

Building and Maintaining Good Credit
Credit basics.

Managing Risk
Risk management basics and insurance overview.

Investment Fundamentals
Rules of investing; Debt and equity.

Investing Through Mutual Funds
Mutual funds and managed portfolios; create a personal investment plan.

Personal Plan of Action
Putting your personal plan together.

Bonus Module


Taught by

Michael Gutter

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Reviews for Coursera's Personal & Family Financial Planning
3.6 Based on 7 reviews

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Anonymous C
3.0 4 years ago
by Anonymous completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This class is primarily meant for 18-year-old college freshmen who have never thought about savings, life insurance, or budgeting. I imagine this would be a good class for someone with zero training or life experience, but is just not that useful for anyone older and more experienced. There are definitely some production issues – such as the professor standing in front of the screen so that some of the words cannot be read.
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Anna K
2.0 4 years ago
Anna completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The course is lacking attention of the staff - questions posted don't get answered. The forum participation is a significant part of the grade, and people seem to write meaningless posts just to get points. The overall level of the course as mentioned in another review, is for beginners who have absolutely no prior knowledge. Also, the course is sending me ads on paid program from the university every week, which is annoying.
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David G
4.0 4 years ago
by David completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Audited the course to completion. Good, generic introduction to personal financial management. Doesn't go too deep into topics, and some of the mathematics felt unnecessary for this type of course.
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