Online Personal Finance Course: How to make your money work for you!

This Online Personal Finance Course: How to make your money work for you!” is based on my own personal experiences of life and finance. It puts forward a set of patterns of thinking and specific action plans that have proved effective for me personally. The course also offers lots of practical advice along the way.

I have been particularly interested in personal money management since I experienced financial trouble myself. All I need to know about money I learned while getting out of debt! Some time ago, I began writing a succession of notes and reminders, initially for my personal use only. At first, I never had any intention of publishing a financial course or book for others.

At the time, I was merely seeking to collect and implement all the most useful insights, ideas and exercises I had either found or created, based on my reading on financial management and personal development.

I analysed my own situation, did a lot of soul searching and asked myself these core questions:

– How can I get clear of my troubles?

– What is the main cause of debt?

– What can I do to become financially free?

– What do riches and wealth mean for me?


The better the questions you ask, the greater chance you have of developing and moving forward.

And now I want to share this knowledge and experience with you.


This course should prove helpful for anyone interested in efficient methods of debt management and for those who want to achieve their own financial freedom. However, it is also a part of a larger undertaking in financial education. Alongside the internet course, workshops and financial consultancy are also available in an integrated package of support.

The OBJECTIVES of the course

  1. To equip you with a fundamental understanding of important personal financial management techniques.
  2. To communicate a number of useful tools to aid planning of family and personal budgets.
  3. To provide advice about how to make accurate short-term and long-term financial decisions.
  4. To propose ideas about how to deal with debt, and how to become financially free.

Methods and Contents

There are eleven sessions, all arranged in simple and easy-to-follow steps:

a) Discussion of the key session topic, clearly explained and easy to apply to your own personal situation.

b) Advice, tips and tasks.

c) Recommended further reading: literature and links.

Programme Overview

SESSION 1: The Power of Financial Statements

Learning the skills and regular habit of compiling financial statements on a daily, weekly and annual basis is the foundation of wealth creation, and the basis for achieving financial freedom.

This session explains in detail why you should compile financial statements, and how you can best prepare them.

SESSION 2: Marketing: The Art of Seduction.

This session explains why you often find that you spend more than you had initially intended – and often beyond your means!

It will help you to learn how to protect yourself from irrational spending.

SESSION 3: Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life (part 1 of 5). Financial Security.

The first phase in the short series: Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life presents an effective way to harmonize and match financial planning to the most vital dimensions of our lives: spiritual, emotional, family, personal and professional.

It will also show you how to build proper cost structures in order to achieve financial freedom.

SESSION 4: Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life (part 2 of 5). Hierarchy of financial needs.

The second phase in the series of Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life presents the typical hierarchy of values adhered to by the successful. It demonstrates how you can gain control over your finances by exercising emotional control.

Achieving this insight is particularly inspiring and extremely useful in everyday life.

SESSION 5: Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life (part 3 of 5). Three Demons.

The third phase in the series Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life deals with the ‘three ghosts’ that often haunt your thinking. These ‘three ghosts’ hinder and prevent the effective implementation of personal financial goals.

This session will also offer a highly effective remedy against the external and internal barriers that might block your path to becoming rich.

SESSION 6: Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life (part 4 of 5). To be or not to be.

The fourth phase in the series Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life reveals some very serious internal obstacles to financial prosperity. It shows how proper diagnosis can solve problems often embedded in our subconscious minds.

With the help of these insights, you will be able to overcome an enemy more dangerous than any bailiff – and more intrusive than any illegal debt collection company.

SESSION 7: Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life (part 5 of 5). Your money counts!

The final phase in the series Models of a Well-Planned Financial Life shows the impact of time on your money. This session also answers the question of whether God cares about your wealth and financial welfare.

SESSION 8: Financial freedom, or a life on loan?

This session explores the answers to three key questions:

– Why it is so easy to get into debt?

– When should you look to take on credit, and when it should be avoided at any cost?

– How, and when, should you take out a loan to maintain your personal financial security?

SESSION 9: Debt: the curse and blessing of our times.

This session unravels the curse and blessing that debt is. It answers the questions:

– What should you do when you are sinking in debt?

– How can you plan the way forward, what strategies should you implement?

– Why is the nightmare of debt often an unexpected pathway to wealth and financial freedom?

SESSION 10: Cash Never Rests: Compound interest.

This session will introduce you to the extraordinary world of wealth that follows from developing skill and creativity in financial mathematics. You will see how money creates money and look at the mechanisms of compound interest.

By using these mechanisms wisely to your advantage, you will be able spend the rest of your life accumulating wealth. This will enable you to build a financial legacy for your family to inherit.

SESSION 11: Decision time for you.

‘But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.’

Why would you actually plan, control and consciously shape the financial side of your life? 

Why would – or should – you and I be so different from the 95% (maybe even 98%) of the population who live in the hope (perhaps also the belief) that someone else will somehow eventually take care of these troubling matters: my life, and my money?

Thanks to this session you understand how action – and only action – is the crucial element of every financial plan! 

Andrzej Manka

I am a founder of The Financial Manifesto. I am AI & personal finance management specialist. If you want to contact me please send an email to joinus[at] You can also attend our events in London, UK.

Opinions about the Online Personal Financial Planning Course: How to make your money work for you!

“Andrzej Manka has put together an excellent personal finance primer for anyone interested in personal finance management. I was very impressed with the overall content and the specific advice provided.”

James L. Paris, Best-Selling author of more than 10 books including “Money Management for Those Who Don’t Have Any”.

“This course is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to gain control of their financial life. The hazards are real, the financial sessions solid, and the charts handy, if you find yourself dwelling on a few of the verses at the end of the sessions that might not be such a bad thing.  Of course, the primary task is to get started managing and growing your financial future. Andrzej Manka’s guide will certainly help you take forward steps on this exciting journey.”

Elizabeth Ann Lawless, #1 Amazon best-selling author, publisher and speaker, Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

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