Personal Finance (Debt and Borrowing) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Personal Finance Class by The Open University

Published Feb 15, 2009

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The causes and effects of individual debt and borrowing, as well as the factors that create them is examined in the OpenCourseWare, 'Personal Finance', offered by Open University. Students taking a Bachelor of Business Administration may find this course useful.

Personal Finance: Course Specifics

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Personal Finance: Course Description

Personal debt is a common denominator for many individuals, in both the U.S. and abroad. Most adults have some type of individual debt, ranging in form from mortgages to credit card debt to personal loans. This Open University course takes a closer look at the debt issue and explores both the contributing factors and ways of improving the situation.

The course looks at the concepts and evidence of debt, as well as current trends. It also takes a closer look at one of the main components of personal debt: interest. Additionally, students examine the main factors in household finances, including income, expenditures and liabilities. Finally, they explore the process of borrowing money, considering important tips on handling personal debt.

'Personal Finance' consists of lectures, questions, answers, graphs and a discussion forum.

To access this free online course, visit the personal finance course page.

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