Free Training on Finance Fundamentals: Financial Planning and Budgeting

Free Online course
Finance Fundamentals:
Financial Planning and Budgeting
6 Jan, 30 Mar 2020

With household budgets feeling the pinch this course shows how to bring order to your finances and make good financial decisions.

Find out how to manage your income and expenditure more effectively
This online courses explore how current economic conditions impact household finances, before showing you how to manage yours more effectively.

You will find out whether you have bad financial habits and how to address them; discover a simple four-stage model for making sound financial decisions; examine the two components of household budgeting – income and expenditure – and how to manage them; and look at a key area of household spending – insurance.

What topics will you cover?
  1. Financial planning over the life course
  2. Prioritising plans
  3. Human behaviour and financial decisions
  4. Applying a financial decision-making model
  5. Income and inflation
  6. Income and taxation
  7. Government benefits
  8. Factors influencing household expenditure
  9. Creating and managing a household budget
  10. Understanding when to buy insurance products
  11. The range of insurance products

What will you achieve?
  • Identify and understand how financial needs change over the life course
  • Identify, understand and apply a model for financial decision-making
  • Identify and appreciate how human behaviour affects financial decisions
  • Identify and understand the impact of inflation and tax on incomes
  • Apply and appreciate the social and economic factors that influence spending
  • Design and manage a household budget
  • Identify and understand insurance products and when to buy them

Who is the course for?
For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management,

Who will you learn with?
Martin Upton, I am Director of the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin) at the OU Business School. Previously I was Treasurer of Nationwide Building Society.

Stephen Wheat, Teach business modules for the OU and moderator for certain online Business courses. Degree in Economics and interested how we manage our resources

simon jackson, I am an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and an educational writer

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