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Acorns’ Guide to Personal Finance

5 Steps to Building Wealth: Budget Better, Pay Off Debt Faster, Save and Earn More Money and Invest Wisely
Instructor:
Jennifer Barrett
20,935 students enrolled
English
How to calculate your net worth.
How to start a successful side hustle.
How to set goals—and build a budget that will help you reach them.
How to ask effectively for a raise or a better job offer.
How to pay off debt faster—and pay less in interest.
All the basics of investing in stocks and bonds.
How to cut your expenses without feeling the pinch.
How to build a low-maintenance portfolio that will help you build wealth.
How to save more money (101 ways!).

If you’re ready to get your finances in shape, but aren’t sure where to start, this is it! In under an hour, find out how to save, invest and earn more money, stop living paycheck to paycheck and make real progress toward the future you want.

Led by Jennifer Barrett, Chief Education Officer at Acorns, this basic course breaks down the what, when, how and why of personal finance to help you start building wealth—no matter how much money or financial knowledge you’ve got to start.

You’ll learn the basics of personal finance and get simple, on-the-go techniques and tools to help your money work as hard as you do. 

What’s the difference between this and other personal finance courses? We’re focused on methods that are easy and sustainable—not disruptive to your everyday life.

By the end of this course, you will have a clear sense of where you are financially, where you want to be—and how you’re going to get there. You’ll feel less stressed about money, and more confident about reaching your goals.

You’ll know: how to create a budget you can follow, pay debt off faster, save more money on everyday purchases and big-ticket expenses, ask for a raise, start a successful side hustle and invest wisely to build wealth. (Make sure to check out the downloadable action plans, worksheets and other resources, too, to get the full benefit of the course!)

Apply what you’ve learned and you should see a noticeable difference not just in your finances, but in your life.

Introduction to Building Wealth

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Welcome to the Course

Step One: Budget Better

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Introduction
2
What is net worth?
3
Calculate your net worth
4
How to set goals you'll actually reach
5
What is a budget?
6
The 50/20/30 Rule
7
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Step Two: Pay Down Your Debt Faster

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Introduction: Snowball vs. Avalanche methods
2
3 ways to lower your interest rate
3
How to improve your credit score quickly
4
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Step Three: Save More Money

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Introduction: 5 simple spending hacks
2
How to cut your biggest expense
3
Other simple ways to save
4
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Step Four: Earn More Money

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You're probably underpaid
2
The right way to ask for a raise
3
How to negotiate a better job offer
4
How to have a successful side hustle
5
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Step Five: Invest Successfully

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Introduction: Make your money work for you
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What should you use a savings account for?
3
The #1 reason to invest
4
How compounding works for and against you
5
Where to invest your money
6
Stocks 101
7
What you should know about funds and fees
8
Bonds 101
9
What to know before you buy a home
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Conclusion

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