The Financial Acumen Course
Welcome to the Financial Acumen Course. This course teaches about money, debt payoff, and wealth creation. It’s information that isn’t taught in school, but (in our opinion) should be.
The course is comprised of 15 individual lessons, plus introduction, orientation, and summary materials. There are 21 videos in all. There is a quiz at the conclusion of each lesson and a comprehensive exam at the end of the course. In all, the video playtime totals fourteen hours and five minutes of easy-to-follow lessons that explain the material using examples and explanations, including cited references for the information presented. With the exercises, quizzes, and exams to reinforce the information and provide feedback to you, this course averages about 20 hours of learning at-your-own-pace, at an unbeatable price.
The course includes a downloadable workbook with individual exercises for each lesson to support learning the material. The workbook is a total of 100 pages and includes all course references, financial worksheets, recommended reading material, and an exam study guide.
This is a hands-on course to help you manage and master your finances. We teach you how to create a budget, as well as an organizational filing system to help you track your financial records and prepare for filing your taxes. As part of the course materials, we provide two unique spreadsheets: one for budgeting, and one to help you determine the “cost” of your debt as you create a financial payoff plan to become debt-free.
Upon completing this course, you will have a checklist for success in becoming debt-free and building your nest egg for a healthy, wealthy lifestyle. This course teaches you how to save thousands of dollars, years off your debt, and a systematic wealth-building plan to improve your financial situation. Again, it is a hands-on course, with each lesson tailored to be relevant to your unique circumstances. The lessons are based in practical exercises that involve your own actual accounts, debts, and financial situation, rather than simply teaching theory and concepts from an academic standpoint.
So, in a nutshell, this course is directly applicable to you.
Upon course completion, we will provide you with a free financial analysis to compare with your own computations. We also will provide a free consultation to review your coursework, address your specific questions, and provide some sideline financial and success coaching to get you on your way to a prosperous future. The course remains active for a full 180 days after enrollment.
Module 1: Introduction and Orientation (24:33)
Module 2: The Debt Module
Lesson 1: Our Debt Fueled Economy (43:31)
Lesson 2: Types of Debt and How Each Works (57:32)
Lesson 3: Common Debt Payoff Strategies (49:47)
Lesson 4: The Nature of Interest and Its Impact (53:45)
Lesson 5: Interest Accrual, Interest Float, and Interest Cancellation (50:32)
Lesson 6 (Part One): Recordkeeping, Taxes, and Budgeting (37:28)
Lesson 6 (Part Two): Recordkeeping, Taxes, and Budgeting (45:51)
Lesson 7: FICO Scores, Credit Reports, and Avoiding Mistakes (50:35)
Lesson 8: Confusing and Deceptive Marketing, and How to Protect Yourself (1:31:07)
Module 3: The Wealth Module
Lesson 1: Income vs. Wealth (27:04)
Lesson 2: Linear vs. Residual Income (35:10)
Lesson 3: Building Wealth with Residual Income (1:03:04)
Lesson 4: Systemizing and Leveraging your Niche (19:39)
Lesson 5: Goal Setting and Creating an Action Plan (41:50)
Module 4: “How To” Financial Independence
Lesson 1: Manual, Spreadsheet, and Algorithm-based Methods (1:02:55)
Lesson 2: Your Custom Strategic Debt-Payoff and Wealth-Building Plan (13:45)
Module Conclusions and Course Summary (16:52)