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  • Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises

    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. Study our free business courses to help improve your skills and knowledge.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

  • Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Apr 2020
    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. Study our free business courses to...
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    Understand your relationship with money

    By Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy

    Find out your psychological and emotional relationship with money and the implications for your own financial wellbeing. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Apr 2019
    Find out your psychological and emotional relationship with money and the implications for your own financial wellbeing. 
  • Timeline: Financial Services

    Insurance, ATMs on every corner and PayPal might be products and services we take for granted nowadays but when were these all introduced? Find out in our timeline...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2019

  • Timeline: Financial Services

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Apr 2019
    Insurance, ATMs on every corner and PayPal might be products and services we take for granted nowadays but when were these all introduced? Find out in...
  • 5 tips on financially thriving

    By The OpenLearn team

    If you are like most people, then you're likely feeling the financial squeeze this month. Here are 5 tips on how to financially thrive all year.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2018

  • 5 tips on financially thriving

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2018
    If you are like most people, then you're likely feeling the financial squeeze this month. Here are 5 tips on how to financially thrive all year.
  • Why we no longer need melted-down bracelets to make bullets (or build roads)

    By Alan Shipman

    While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make money, and economists understand it, writes Alan Shipman. 

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Aug 2018

  • Why we no longer need melted-down bracelets to make bullets (or build roads)

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Aug 2018
    While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make...
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    Understand how interest works on your savings account

    Want to know more about how interest earnings build up (or 'compound') on a savings account? This short video uses an example to show how it all works.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Want to know more about how interest earnings build up (or 'compound') on a savings account? This short video uses an example to show how it all works.
  • How have family budgets changed in sixty years?

    By Joanna Bulman

    The government has been gathering data about household outgoings for six decades. It tracks social and structural changes  over those times, says the ONS' Joanna Bulman.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2018

  • How have family budgets changed in sixty years?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    The government has been gathering data about household outgoings for six decades. It tracks social and structural changes  over those times, says the...
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    Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst?

    One view of the rising cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The numbers suggest it is over-valued and due a correction.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2018

  • Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2018
    One view of the rising cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The numbers suggest it is over-valued and due a correction.
  • Mortgage vs rent

    By Ray Wright, Max Flint

    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2018

  • Mortgage vs rent

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.
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    My career goal: Nail technician

    Have you ever thought that your eye for crafting fine-looking nails could become your career? Here's some advice on turning your passion into a job - or maybe even your own business…

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Dec 2017

  • My career goal: Nail technician

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    Have you ever thought that your eye for crafting fine-looking nails could become your career? Here's some advice on turning your passion into a job - or...

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  • Retirement planning made easy

    This free course on money and retirement planning has been produced by The Open University in collaboration with Legal amp General Planning your retirement is probably the most important aspect of financial planning for you to consider Making the right decisions and building a sound financial plan can help to ensure that you have the quality of life in retirement that you aspire to Watch the following video in which Emma Byron Managing Director of Legal amp General Retirement Income talks about some of the things you need to consider when planning your retirement and how this course can help you Transcript355 This course sets out the series of steppingstones to a financially secure retirement As Emma explains most people approaching retirement now have more options both about when to retire and about how they use the pension pots they have built up This course examines these options to help you decide with confidence which are right for you Youll also look at what you can do if your pension is not sufficient to cover your spending needs in retirement You will learn through a mixture of reading short videos and activities and theres a quiz at the end for you to check your understanding Please note the content of this course relates to the UK although there are some parts that generally apply when planning for retirement such as forecasting your expected spending and identifying all the sources of pension income

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2020

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    You and your money

    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access This free course You and your money explores these issues with respect to the wider changing social and economic context

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 May 2020

  • You and your money

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    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and...
  • Managing my money for young adults

    This free course Managing my money for young adults will help you start to think about managing your finances You will learn how to budget effectively and will be encouraged to start thinking about your financial future

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Managing my money for young adults

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    Managing my money for young adults
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think...
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    Understanding mortgages

    Understanding mortgagesis a free short course produced in collaboration with MoneySavingExpertcom The course explores the mortgage products available in the UK market their interest rate and other characteristics and examines the factors involved in making good choices from the product range The course explains why and how mortgages can be actively managed by borrowers through such options as overpaying offsetting and remortgaging The course also examines the mortgages from the viewpoint of the lenders including the factors that affect their decisions about making mortgage advances By completing the course you will not only become more knowledgeable about the mortgage market but also more confident about making smart decisions about one of most important areas of personal finance The Open University would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to tell us about yourself and your expectations for the course We welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve the course

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2019

  • Understanding mortgages

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 14 Oct 2019
    Understanding mortgages is a free, short course produced in collaboration...
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    Rent or buy? The challenge of access to housing

    Everyone needs a place they call home and housing costs are usually your largest outgoing Many aspire to buy but rising house prices while good news for existing owners put homeownership beyond the reach of others This free course Rent or buy The challenge of access to housing addresses some of the most important decisions that households must make buy or rent Why is housing viewed as a safe investment Are house prices too high How can we tell and what makes them change This free course can help you with your own housing decisions as well as understand the politics that often drive the housing market

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2019

  • Rent or buy? The challenge of access to housing

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 05 Sep 2019
    Everyone needs a place they call home and housing costs are usually your largest...