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Books

Your Money, Your 20s


  • Release date: January 2017
  • Length: About 60 pages
  • Ebook: Available on Amazon and Gumroad
  • Price: $2.99

Synopsis

Your Money, Your 20s shares the fundamentals of personal finance management and the stepping stones for building wealth. Maureen discusses forming the habits and mindset for building wealth in your 20s. Targeted at 20-somethings, this book is useful for anyone who wants to manage their money better and with fewer worries.

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Courses

New: Investing Money for Beginners


  • Release date: November 2017
  • Length: 10 days. One email per day.
  • Price: Get access to Highbrow Premium for $2 a month when you buy an annual subscription by using this code: MCGUINNESS50OFF
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Course description

Putting money under your mattress is obviously foolish. Not only could it be stolen, but the buying power of that money will also decrease with inflation (when prices go up).

Yet, many of us keep our money in savings accounts or certificates of deposit that often don’t earn enough interest to beat the effects of inflation.

Investing, in contrast, has been shown to grow your money more effectively over the long run.

In this course, you’ll learn if you’re ready to invest, the different investment options, and how to keep the costs of holding your investments down.

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Consumer Behavior: Becoming An Empowered Consumer


  • Release date: July 2017
  • Length: 10 days. One email per day.
  • Completed by 21 students
  • Price: Get access to Highbrow Premium for $2 a month when you buy an annual subscription by using this code: MCGUINNESS50OFF
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Course description

Is your spending out of control? Or are you struggling to save any money?

There are numerous courses on increasing sales. In a world where consumerism is encouraged, very few of us question how we’re sold to. We know of the obvious ways we can avoid being sold to, e.g., ignoring door-to-door salesmen and opting out of junk mail, but what about understanding why we choose a brand like Apple for all of our technology when Samsung offers the same product with stronger reviews? Is everything in our spending to do with advertisers, or are there other ways that we’re being enticed to spend more than we need to?

Become an empowered consumer. Be more deliberate about your consumption.

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Financial wellbeing: how to worry less about money


  • Release date: August 2016
  • Length: 11 days. One email per day.
  • Completed by 7,500+ students
  • Liked by: 87% of students
  • Price: Get access to Highbrow Premium for $2 a month when you buy an annual subscription by using this code: MCGUINNESS50OFF
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Course description

Spend less than you earn. Pay down debt. Save for retirement.

We all know what we ought to do with our money. Why, then, is it so difficult to put into practice?

This course will explore the psychology of personal finance to help us replace our money worries with a sense of financial wellbeing.

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What Previous Students Say

"Very well put together course that provided practical tools for people to implement."

"I appreciated the information about how behavior influences finances. I thought it was an overall well-rounded approach."

"This course was truly helpful. I'm thankful to the author for putting things in a simple and very convincing way. It made me acknowledge some bad decisions I've been making every day and make better ones."

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Personal Finance Concepts


  • Release date: April 2017
  • Length: 12 days. One email per day.
  • Completed by 6,500+ students
  • Liked by: 100% of students
  • Subscribe: Highbrow

Course description

It can be difficult knowing where to begin with personal finance. What if you just want an introduction to concepts that you’ve seen in headlines or heard from your parents?

This course explains the most important concepts in personal finance and answers key questions, including: How much money do I need for retirement? What is a FICO score and (why) is it important? What is inflation?

What Previous Students Say

"One of the best courses I took on Highbrow, would encourage anyone to try it. If you don't know anything about the subject, this will help you, if you think you don't need to worry about money questions at the moment, this will give you interesting new viewpoints."

"This was a pleasure to read every day. Very practical and important to know!"

"This course will certainly change my personal financial management habits."

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Tools

Nomad Saver: Calculate your time until retirement around the world

This free online tool will open your eyes to early retirement possibilities

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