Jun 6th 2016

Managing My Money (FutureLearn)

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Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance. With real incomes falling and personal debt at a record high, there has never been a better time to improve your personal financial skills – ‘Managing my money’ aims to do just that.

The course starts by giving you practical guidance on how to compile a budget and use it to make good decisions about your spending. You’ll explore debts and investments, and find out how mortgages are used to finance home ownership. The critical issue of pension planning is explained, with guidance on different pension products.

The course concludes by examining different types of insurance and offers practical advice on how to make rational decisions about which insurance products to buy.

Using up-to-the minute data from the UK you develop financial skills and approaches that are relevant globally. The course is rich in high-quality text, images, video, audio and interactive elements to support your learning.