Acorns Guide to Personal Finance

5 Steps to Building Wealth: Budget Better, Pay Off Debt Faster, Save and Earn More Money and Invest Wisely
Acorns Guide to Personal Finance
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305.52 MB
Total length :
0h 47m


Jennifer Barrett


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Acorns Guide to Personal Finance

What you’ll learn

How to calculate your net worth.
How to start a successful side hustle.
How to set goals—and build a budget that will help you reach them.
How to ask effectively for a raise or a better job offer.
How to pay off debt faster—and pay less in interest.
All the basics of investing in stocks and bonds.
How to cut your expenses without feeling the pinch.
How to build a low-maintenance portfolio that will help you build wealth.
How to save more money (101 ways!).

Acorns Guide to Personal Finance


No prior knowledge or tools required. Just an interest in helping your hard-earned money grow!
For the exercises, you will want to have some of your financial info handy—like your take-home pay, how much debt you owe (student loans, credit cards, etc.) and how much you have in your savings, checking and investment accounts.


If you’re ready to get your finances in shape, but aren’t sure where to start, this is it! In under an hour, find out how to save, invest and earn more money, stop living paycheck to paycheck and make real progress toward the future you want.
Led by Jennifer Barrett, Chief Education Officer at Acorns, this basic course breaks down the what, when, how and why of personal finance to help you start building wealth—no matter how much money or financial knowledge you’ve got to start.
You’ll learn the basics of personal finance and get simple, on-the-go techniques and tools to help your money work as hard as you do.
What’s the difference between this and other personal finance courses? We’re focused on methods that are easy and sustainable—not disruptive to your everyday life.
By the end of this course, you will have a clear sense of where you are financially, where you want to be—and how you’re going to get there. You’ll feel less stressed about money, and more confident about reaching your goals.
You’ll know: how to create a budget you can follow, pay debt off faster, save more money on everyday purchases and big-ticket expenses, ask for a raise, start a successful side hustle and invest wisely to build wealth. (Make sure to check out the downloadable action plans, worksheets and other resources, too, to get the full benefit of the course!)
Apply what you’ve learned and you should see a noticeable difference not just in your finances, but in your life.


Section 1: Introduction to Building Wealth

Lecture 1 Welcome to the Course

Section 2: Step One: Budget Better

Lecture 2 Introduction

Lecture 3 What is net worth?

Lecture 4 Calculate your net worth

Lecture 5 How to set goals you’ll actually reach

Lecture 6 What is a budget?

Lecture 7 The 50/20/30 Rule

Lecture 8 End-of-section review

Section 3: Step Two: Pay Down Your Debt Faster

Lecture 9 Introduction: Snowball vs. Avalanche methods

Lecture 10 3 ways to lower your interest rate

Lecture 11 How to improve your credit score quickly

Lecture 12 End-of-section review

Section 4: Step Three: Save More Money

Lecture 13 Introduction: 5 simple spending hacks

Lecture 14 How to cut your biggest expense

Lecture 15 Other simple ways to save

Lecture 16 End-of-section review

Section 5: Step Four: Earn More Money

Lecture 17 You’re probably underpaid

Lecture 18 The right way to ask for a raise

Lecture 19 How to negotiate a better job offer

Lecture 20 How to have a successful side hustle

Lecture 21 End-of-section review

Section 6: Step Five: Invest Successfully

Lecture 22 Introduction: Make your money work for you

Lecture 23 What should you use a savings account for?

Lecture 24 The #1 reason to invest

Lecture 25 How compounding works for and against you

Lecture 26 Where to invest your money

Lecture 27 Stocks 101

Lecture 28 What you should know about funds and fees

Lecture 29 Bonds 101

Lecture 30 What to know before you buy a home

Lecture 31 End-of-section review

Section 7: Conclusion

Lecture 32 Keep growing!

Anyone who wants to learn the basics of personal finance, pay off debt faster and start building wealth.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 0h 47m | 305.52 MB
Created by: Jennifer Barrett

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