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Online Course

Personal & Family Financial Planning

University of Florida via Coursera


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.


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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3.6 rating, based on 13 reviews

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  • Anonymous Coward 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.
  • Anna K

    Anna K 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.
  • Ben

    Ben completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I came into this course with a good amount of knowledge already and found it to be overall very good- especially for those without a solid or even base understanding of personal finance. Dr. Gutter did an awesome job coming up with a course that did not...
  • David Garfinkel 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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Not interested in finishing this MOOC. It tends to be boring as you go further. Not recommended to others. Hope to see similar topics in the future but have a more enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Anonymous
    Course contents are too lengthy and quite not direct to the point, in my humble opinion. I was able to get some good points thus the rating, but generally it was not framed direct while also being easy to understand. Later parts of the weeks are quite boring. But again, you still can get some good points. You may browse the contents but not worth it to pay for the certificate. It's free to audit if you just want additional learning.
  • Throughout taking this course I didn't encounter any difficulty in learning and understanding the lecture because the instructor was so good in doing his job and also easy for me to complete every assignments given. For this course, the provided materials were such a big help and useful for me, thank you! The level of difficulty for this course is moderate and I've completed this course.
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    Anonymous completed this course.

    It was a great learning to the entire cource... Very well explained and in depth..

    Explained each and every point which was required.

    Thank you.
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