UNDERSTAND MONEY IN A WHOLE NEW WAY.
FOR COUPLES AND FAMILIES
Unlike learning how to ride a bike or swim, many of us don't receive explicit instruction from our parents about how to deal with money.
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Instead, our attitudes are often shaped as a reaction to what we observe as children. Kids who watched their parents spend money recklessly often grow up to be financially cautious adults, and vice versa. When two people with wildly different money management styles partner up, frustration and hurt can seep into the relationship.
In this course, financial therapist Amanda Clayman shows how to tackle the financial difficulties that often sour partnerships by walking through how to create and follow a family cash flow plan. Using her five pillars of financial harmony as a guide, Amanda explains how to construct a plan that engages all family members in its implementation. Looking at money management as a system designed to meet your specific needs, she highlights common financial conflicts and shows how to create a healthy, sustainable plan. She explains how to establish ground rules for communicating effectively, prioritize each partner's "asks," assign money management roles suited to each partner's strengths, and bring it all together into a working plan.
- Why couples fight about money
- Exploring values
- Communicating effectively
- Being clear and concrete
- Negotiating successfully
- Assigning roles suited to each partner's strength
- Setting up a routine
- Creating your family cash flow plan
- Dealing with dilemmas
- Making changes
- Engaging children in your family's cash flow management process
PERSONAL FINANCE TIPS
No matter where you are in your financial life, this course can help you get a handle on your finances and lay the groundwork for your financial future.
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Each week, personal finance experts Jane Barratt and Amanda Clayman offer a new tip, designed to help you make smart decisions about your money. They discuss the financial considerations around going back to school, making sure you and your partner are financially compatible, retiring, having a child, paying off loans, and taking care of your pets. They also explain basic economic terms such as economic cycles, what the sharing economy is, and how to manage your asset to cash ratio. Tune in every Friday for a new tip.
MANAGING PERSONAL CASH FLOW
Even if you're normally level headed, "your brain on money" is different, and it can keep you financially stuck.
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In this course, financial therapist Amanda Clayman reveals ways you can adjust your financial habits and manage your cash flow in a positive way. Amanda helps you evaluate your current stress level and understand how your financial attitudes developed in the first place. She further helps you break down the stressful stimulus response behavior, separate your emotions from the noise, and gain a clear understanding of your situation and your options—and the consequences of past decisions. Last, she presents her framework for change, in a four-step model for managing your personal cash flow.
5 TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE
We all want our financial lives to be healthy and well organized. But where do you start?
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Get on the right track with these helpful tips and start building your financial future.
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