9 Courses

Financial Literacy

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Macquarie University

Started: 07/02/2014

Finished: 10/03/2014

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Financial Planning

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Sydney Institute

Started: 11/08/2014

Finished: 09/09/2014

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Managing My Money

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 19/08/2014

Finished: 20/08/2016

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Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of California, Irvine

Started: 03/06/2015

Finished: 10/06/2015

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Finance Fundamentals: Financial Planning and Budgeting

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 15/08/2016

Finished: 16/08/2016

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Finance Fundamentals: Managing the Household Balance Sheet

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 12/09/2016

Finished: 14/09/2016

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Finance Fundamentals: Investing Theory and Practice

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 22/07/2017

Finished: 30/07/2017

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Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services After the Banking Crisis

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 30/07/2017

Finished: 03/08/2017

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The Importance of Money in Business

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Leeds

Started: 28/09/2015

Finished: 01/09/2020

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8 Books

Money: A User’s Guide

Author: Laura Whateley

Publisher: Fourth Estate

Published: 2018

Started: 28/06/2019

Finished: 07/07/2019

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The Richest Man in Babylon

Author: George S. Clason

Publisher: Stellar Editions

Published: 2014 (first published 1926)

Started: 14/05/2018

Finished: 10/05/2015

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It's Only Money

Author: Peter Pugh

Publisher: Totem Books

Published: 2003

Started: 01/01/2015

Finished: 11/01/2015

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You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want

Author: Jesse Mecham

Publisher: Harper Business

Published: 2017

Started: 19/06/2019

Finished: 20/06/2019

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki

Publisher: Plata Publishing

Published: 2011

Started: 24/06/2017

Finished: 10/07/2017

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Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom

Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki

Publisher: Plata Publishing

Published: 2011

Started: 10/07/2017

Finished: 21/07/2017

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The Crowdfunding Bible: How To Raise Money For Any Startup, Video Game Or Project

Author: Scott Steinberg

Publisher: lulu.com

Published: 2008

Started: 02/10/2013

Finished: 20/10/2013

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Small Business Finance: From Fundamentals to Forecasting

Author: Sean John Thompson

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2015

Started: 11/05/2018

Finished: 

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All too often, the poor and the middle class allow the power of money to control them. By simply getting up and working harder, failing to ask themselves if what they do makes sense, they shoot themselves in the foot as they leave for work every morning. By not fully understanding money, the vast majority of people allow its awesome power the control them.

Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad, 2012:76

 

Finance has always been seen as having two distinct functions: recording what has happened (financial accounting) and helping firms to make decisions about the future (management accounting). Today, it has a third function: financial strategy. This incorporates judgements about risk, which some firms (especially banks) have realized must play a larger part in financial decision-making.

The Business Book, 2014:118

Personal finance and business finance are very much the same thing. The lifestyle of a single person or family unit has accounting and financial concerns just like any other business, they are just on a smaller scale.

It goes without saying that a knowledgeable and disciplined approach to financial management is the difference between struggling in poverty or capitalizing in prosperity.

I always approached the study of organizational financial management with the view of improving my personal financial management. As with many other aspects of my MTA Portfolio, this module gave me an opportunity to make up for the lack of financial management training I received in my formal education. 

Ultimately, gaining a solid understanding in personal finance has allowed me to get to grips with the larger demands of business administration finance.