Money School is my offering of various financial classes geared to provide you with my best tips and strategies to take control of your finances. I offer six different classes designed to give you the confidence you need to conquer common money concerns like debt, retirement, estate planning, investing, and budgeting. Each of these classes is available streamed live on a set schedule via Money School Live.
Not sure where to start? When it comes to your money, I’ve got your answer. This class is the foundation for getting your finances on track and building a secure future. We’ll hit on the most important areas of your financial life – smart spending, supercharged saving, conquering debt, managing your credit, and protecting yourself and your family – and help you build momentum to move in the right direction. You’ll emerge with a checklist of exactly what you have to do next.
When you live below your means, you can save, you can pay down debt, you can invest. When you don’t, you’re constantly struggling to get ahead. In this class, I’ll teach you how to create a smart spending plan (or budget, for those of you who don’t think that’s a dirty word). I’ll help you figure out where, exactly, your money is going, where it should be going, and how to get from point A to point Z. Then I’ll show you my favorite high- and low-tech ways to make spending less than you make a habit you’ll stick to for the rest of your life.
This is the course that has helped millions of people get out of debt on just $10 a day. It was the basis for The Debt Diet on the Oprah Winfrey Show (though it’s been updated for today’s tougher credit environment). I’ll help you find that extra money to throw toward your debts, figure out which to pay off first and boost your credit score to lower your interest rates. Bonus: You’ll learn how to build emergency savings simultaneously.
Chances are, you don’t save enough. Most people don’t. That’s likely for two reasons: You don’t have the tactical skills that can help you save money (by spending less) on just about everything and you don’t know the mind games that are crucial for saving success. In this course, I’ll teach you both. You’ll also learn my all-important Hierarchy of Savings Needs (yes, there is an order to saving — and you should follow it.) And I’ll show you precisely where to put savings to earn the most on your money.
Despite what you’ve heard, you can retire – and live as well as you’re living today, if not better. In this course, I’ll help you outline your retirement goals and calculate how much cash you’ll need on hand to meet them. We’ll discuss how to invest the money you’re saving so that it can do its best work for you. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of Social Security–how it plays into the picture and when to take it. And then, we’ll focus on making your money last as long as you do.
Once you’re on track to building a secure financial future, you need to protect the blocks you’ve put in place. In this class, we’ll talk about how you can do that. We’ll go over your insurance options — life, disability and long-term care — as well as estate planning must-haves like wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare proxies. All of these help you protect yourself, and your wealth, without worry, so you can enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to build.
Bonus! This semester I’ve invited Tim Maurer, a financial planner, Forbes blogger, and author of the book The Ultimate Financial Plan, to teach an investing course through Money School Live.
Investing is not easy, but it can be simple. It’s not easy because there are domestic and global economics to consider. There are strange, historical patterns you can’t ignore. Most importantly, there are detailed analyses of a company’s revenue, profit, earnings, and a million other things screaming for your attention. The good news is that you don’t need to master any of that in order to beat the majority of Wall Street’s brightest minds. That’s because Wall Street’s brightest minds don’t, on average, outperform “the market.” Simple Investing will give you the tools and confidence necessary to compose a world-class, evidence-based portfolio in seven steps that are surprisingly, elegantly simple.
You are probably here on my site because you’ve already learned from the financial advice I’ve provided on NBC Today or in one of my many best-selling books. But if you’re new to me and are not sure if I can help you, see what others have said after taking a Money School class:
Great! I’m excited to help get you on track and alleviate your financial stress.
If you want to start learning immediately, you can enroll in one of my on-demand recorded Money School classes. If you can wait and want access to not only the class materials, but also a live Q&A and a week of online, chat-based Office Hours (time to ask me all of your burning questions!) you should enroll in one of my real-time streaming Money School Live classes.
Of course, if you’re really dedicated to learning more about how you can take control of your finances and make money work for you, I urge you to consider my bulk packages for Money School Live, which can allow you to not only secure your seat for multiple classes but also save up to 15% off the regular cost.
Hurry though — my live classes are filling up quickly. Make sure to sign up right away if you feel Money School is for you. Click one of the buttons below to view the class schedule and start your enrollment.
Have any questions about Money School? Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to helping you!