Sign up for MoneySmart Bootcamp, a new personal finance newsletter course

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If you want to improve your financial health, the Globe’s MoneySmart Bootcamp newsletter course is for you.

Hello, I’m Erica Alini, personal finance reporter at The Globe and Mail and author of the bestselling book Money as you mean it. If the ups and downs of the past few years – from the economy, housing and financial market to inflation and interest rates – have taught us anything, it’s that it’s worth improve your financial game.

It’s the crash course in personal finance you never took in school. It’s ideal for absolute beginners, those looking to brush up on the basics, or those hoping to learn useful new tricks.

Subscribe to MoneySmart Bootcamp and you’ll receive one email per week to work a different financial muscle. Classes will arrive in your inbox on Wednesday afternoons.

Click to register for MoneySmart Bootcamp now

Here is what you will learn:

Week 1: Manage the money you have. Find a budgeting system that fits your style, learn to anticipate unexpected expenses, and tame impulse spending. We will also see how to prioritize savings goals.

Week 2: Debts and loans. Learn to be a debt geek so you can borrow wisely. Interest rates are much more important than you think – and loans and credit cards are much more than their interest rates.

Week 3: Invest. How to invest in the financial markets cheaply and effortlessly.

Week 4: Rent vs buy. A simple and lucid approach to this difficult question of housing and how to control your most important fixed monthly expenses.

Week 5: Protect your finances against disasters. From insurance to writing a will, things you may not realize should be on your crisis preparedness checklist.

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