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Online Course

Personal & Family Financial Planning

University of Florida via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Duration 9 weeks long
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Overview

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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Anonymous C
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
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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Ben B
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 waste your time (everything he says has a purpose and he keeps topics concise), with a dash of humor.

This won't be a breeze of a class- while not difficult to point of frustration you will need to focus and dedicate some time, and there will be challenges (even those with some background will find this to be a good refresher), but the life skills you will gain in terms of your own financial knowledge and direction are valuable.

*Know that this course is not updated- the "certificate with distinction" does not exist anymore despite leaving up some elements and referring to it (you can only earn the standard), tax code referred to is ~5 years old.
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David G
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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Anonymous
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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.
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