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Saving Money for the Future

SoFi via Coursera

Overview

This course is designed for anyone who currently has, or will have in the future have, savings goals. Learners will come to understand the importance of compounding growth, the variables that impact setting goals like retirement savings, and how much money you need to save now to reach future goals. The course will help learners think through individual goals, like retirement, but also how those goals fit into your bigger financial picture. For example, saving for retirement, buying a home, and funding college for your kids all at the same time. The instructors will also cover how preparing for emergencies can prevent the derailment of those financial goals.

The concepts covered in this course are broad but through the activities offered, learners will see how to apply what they are learning about saving money for the future to their lives now. This course is geared towards learners in the United States of America.

Syllabus

  • Building Your Financial Foundation
    • This module will help you understand how your savings will grow and how much you need to set aside for emergencies while you set your long-term financial goals.
  • Funding Your Financial Freedom
    • This module will identify the factors that go into setting a retirement target and the types of funds to help you reach that goal.
  • Saving for Other Milestones
    • This module will focus on other long-term financial priorities/major purchases, including buying a home or a car. It will help assess true costs for each and the different funds that can help you reach these goals.
  • Funding Your Child's Education
    • This module focuses on the ways you can prepare to pay for your child's education, including how much it will likely cost, different types of funding, and the different types of accounts you can use to reach this goal.

Taught by

Brian Walsh

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