The Core Four of Personal Finance

Son Han, CPA, CFA, CEO at BrainyMoney

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15 Videos (1h 13m)

    • 01 Intro to Core Four

    • 02 Important Numbers

    • 03 Monthly Budget

    • 04 Earn More Than you Spend

    • 05 Emergency Fund

    • 06 pay off all your debt except your house

    • 07 Invest in your retirement

    • 08 Types of Retirement Accounts

    • 09 Enjoy Life

    • 10 Building Credit With Debt

    • 11 Build Credit History with No Credit

    • 12 Fin a Car

    • 13 Fin a House

    • 14 Conclusion

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About This Class




  • Students need to understand that this is a marathon, not a sprint


Do you want to get your finances in order but not sure where to start?

The financial techniques of personal finance are easy to understand. This is not rocket science and the foundation of personal finance is easy to understand. Where people have issues is getting and staying motivated. Just like with a lot of things in life, getting distracted is very easy.

I’m going to teach you about the core four tenants of personal finance. We will go into detail about the core 4 pillars of personal finance.

At the end of this course, you will know how to get your finances under control, get and stay motivated. Later on, if you want to become an expert on personal finance and retire early for example, you will have a strong foundation to understand how to do so. You’ll also understand the advantages and disadvantages of different personal finance paths.

My goal for you is to understand the core four principals of personal finance and to have a strong foundation.

Personal finance is a lifelong journey. Personal finance is a marathon, not a sprint.

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who want a strong foundation for Personal Finance

31 of 31 students recommendSee All

Great how to for beginners and novices alike! I really like how he breaks things down and gives lots of examples.
I’m a college student starting out and this helped me a lot with understanding the basics of finances. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting a cohesive knowledge on personal finances. Very helpful.
This was a great introduction to your personal finances- anyone who doesn't know where to start should begin here. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in an easy to understand manner.





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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