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Creating a Financial Plan

SA302 Investing Basics: Time Value of Money

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by HERE for a complete list of classes currently available and HERE for more information about the

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Summary of the first "year" of classes at makingyourmoneymatter.com. After creating a budget and net worth statement, revise your goals!
Creating a Financial Plan

Freshman Year Overview

SUMMARY OF FRESHMAN YEAR Now that you’ve completed your “Freshman Year”, you should have a good understanding of the basics of personal finance and an overview of how to reduce your debt.  To summarize what you’ve learned this first “year”, we’ve covered: PF101: Introduction to Personal Finance

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Budget your next vacation and avoid going into debt or having to deal with the post-vacation I-spent-too-much slumps!
Vacation Budgeting

ST101: Budgeting for a Vacation

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information about

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Learn about debt reduction schedules here - how an amortization schedule works and how to use it to make a plan to get out of debt!
Creating a Financial Plan

DM102: Debt Reduction

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information

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Debt Overview & Credit Cards - learn to manage your debt and create a schedule to pay off your credit cards.
Creating a Financial Plan

DM101: Debt Overview & Credit Cards

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information

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How does your income stack up to worldwide income? You have the ability even on a small income to create a financially secure future for yourself-do it!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Money Around the World

I’m fascinated by learning about the way people live in other parts of the world.  I love to see what their homes look like, how they spend a typical day, what they do for a living and I love to learn about the little things that make their

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Build a strong financial foundation for your money through emergency funds, cash reserves and savings.
The Importance of Money

A Stable Financial Foundation

Now that you have a plan to create your emergency fund and cash reserve, let’s look at how this is going to create a stable foundation for your entire financial plan.  The foundation of a house is the load-bearing structure that supports it from underneath.  We’re currently

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These 2 funds should be the first priorities when you're getting your finances in order. Add them to your financial goals right now!
Budgeting

PF105: Setting up an Emergency Fund & Cash Reserve

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the fifth class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more

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Your definition of budget is wrong and you must read this! A budget is not a money diet! Perhaps this is why you could be avoiding it?
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Your Definition of Budget is Wrong

I love to read personal finance books (yes, I’m a nerd and I know it).  However, there is one thing that I’ve seen in multiple books that just isn’t correct.  I keep seeing the authors discuss ways to reach financial goals and plan for your money and

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Making Your Money Matter | This is the 2nd class in a series about creating your own financial plan. Create your own net worth statement with this free printable spreadsheet!
Creating a Financial Plan

PF102: Creating a Net Worth Statement

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the second class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more

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