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Take Personal Finance online at your own pace

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Course description

With every dollar you spend, save, or invest, you deserve to know that you are making the best financial decisions in today's economy. Knowing what drives the economy can help you understand all aspects of life, including jobs, income, consumer prices, trade, and overall prosperity. In Sophia's Personal Finance course, you will explore key concepts of economics and personal finance. You will learn how to reason with an economic mindset, use tools for financial analysis, and develop skills to plan for your future.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenges (formative assessments), 4 Milestones (summative assessments), and 2 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better. This course teaches spreadsheet skills for managing your finances using a Microsoft Excel template. To complete the course, you’ll need access to Excel. If you require a mobile app, search the App Store or Google Play for the free Excel download through Microsoft Office 365.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Explain economic factors that impact financial decisions.</li><li>Identify productivity strategies that allow you to reflect on priorities and adjust financial plans when necessary.</li><li>Explain the rationale for investing, saving, and borrowing money using information from a financial plan.</li><li>Align financial information to long-term goals and desired outcomes.</li><li>Apply strategies in agility that can help you adjust priorities if your financial plan is compromised.</li><li>Interpret visually communicated financial information.</li><li>Identify the necessary information and steps to conduct a financial analysis.</li></ul>

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