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Finance in only ONE hour! A Brief Introduction

Son Han, CPA, CFA, CEO at BrainyMoney

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15 Videos (1h 26m)
    • Fin Lecture 00

    • Fin Lecture 02

    • Fin Lecture 03 Int Rate Dynamcis

    • Fin Lecture 04 Componenets of Int Rate

    • Fin Lecture 05 LIBOR

    • Fin Lecture 06 Variable vs

    • Fin Lecture 08 a Intro to TVM

    • Fin Lecture 08 TVM by Formula

    • Fin Lecture 09 TVM by Excel

    • Fin Lecture 10 Time Value of Money Indiv Practice

    • Fin Lecture 11 Capital Budgeting Group

    • Fin Lecture 12 Capital Budgeting Indiv

    • Fin Lecture 13 Loan Amortization

    • Fin Lecture 14 MPT

    • Fin Lecture 17 Conclusion

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About This Class

What Will I Learn?

  • Build a foundation for personal finance
  • Understand the Time Value of Money
  • Understand and Calculate the Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Payback Period for Capital Budgeting
  • Calculate the Time Value of Money using Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets or by hand
  • Understand the 5 components of interest rates
  • Calculate the Future Value and Present Value of cash flows
  • Understand the difference between fixed and variable interest rates
  • Understand the basics of Modern Portfolio Theory
  • Understand the basics of the Efficient Market Hypothesis


  • You may want a printer to print the handouts (pdf) and work the problems with me


Do you want to improve your financial literacy?

Do you want to understand the basic finance terms like Time Value of Money, Net Present Value and Modern Portfolio Theory?

Do you want a class where you do the problems with the professor?

This class is for you!

We will help you get a strong foundation for the Time Value of Money. We will create a loan amortization schedule together as well!

You will learn how to use Excel/Google Sheets to calculate the Net Present Value of capital projects.

I am a Chartered Financial Analyst and I have included course material from the CFA Level 1 Exam to help you understand what the test would be like.

I will be adding a section about Behavioral Finance and how to calculate how much you need for retirement using the Time Value of Money! Stay tuned!

Enjoy the course!

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of finance
  • Anyone who wants to improve their financial literacy
  • Anyone who wants to understand finance terms like Time Value of Money, Default Risk Premium, Net Present Value, Efficient Market Hypothesis and Modern Portfolio Theory





Son Han, CPA, CFA

CEO at BrainyMoney

Son started BrainyMoney - - to help everyone educate themselves on finance and have as many life options as possible.

Son Han received his B.B.A. and Masters degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. His teaching interests include finance and accounting. He has taught over 7 years at a college in Houston. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has formerly been the CFO of a natural gas company an...

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