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Celebrate graduation from this series of free personal finance classes with a commencement speech and a diploma!
Creating a Financial Plan

It’s MYMM Graduation Time!

Congratulations! You’ve made it! It’s been a lot of time and a lot of work, but you’ve finally reached graduation! You’ve created your financial plan and are well on your way to achieving your financial goals. Whether your goal is to retire early and travel the world

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An overview of the "senior" year of Making Your Money Matter classes - learn more about retirement and estate planning for your future.
Creating a Financial Plan

Senior Year Overview

Can you believe you made it through the entire senior year? My senior year of high school and college both went by so slow, but this one just flew by! It’s appropriate that these topics were listed in the “senior” year because they have to do with

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A summary of the junior year topics including investing, taxes and medical and college savings accounts.
Creating a Financial Plan

Junior Year Overview

SUMMARY OF JUNIOR YEAR Our “Junior Year” is complete now, with the main focus being on understanding investing and taxes.  While these have been heavier topics than in other “years”, it is vital that you understand each in order to build your wealth and achieve your financial

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Creating a Financial Plan

Sophomore Year Overview

SUMMARY OF SOPHOMORE YEAR We’ve completed our “Sophomore Year” now and have focused mainly on managing our personal risk through insurance.  Insurance is a vital part of a financial plan, so it’s very important to thoroughly go through your current policies and consider any additional insurance you may

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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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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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Awesome recommended budget percentage spreadsheet that goes with the budgeting spreadsheet. This website has a series of free money courses, including budgeting and financial goals.
Budgeting

Should You Follow Recommended Budget Percentages?

As you know by now, I like to have guidelines to look at and compare my own personal finances to others and to recommendations by others.  I also often like to ignore those recommendations and guidelines and do whatever I want.  After all, it’s my money and

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This free class will teach you how to budget your money and create a cash flow statement just like a professional financial planner would.
Budgeting

PF104: Creating a Budget & Cash Flow Statement

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the fourth 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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Track your expenses with this free money management course, including spreadsheet!
Budgeting

PF103: Tracking Your Expenses

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the third 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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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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