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The Personal Finance Landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

Personal finance isn’t just about dollars and cents.

The reason it’s so hard to master? It’s actually a multi-disciplinary field that requires foundational skills ranging from psychology to negotiation.

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Personal Finance Landscape

The Personal Finance Landscape

Navigating the personal finance landscape requires skills or knowledge in the following foundational areas:

  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication
  • Research
  • History
  • Negotiation
  • Forming Habits

Using this knowledge, you can approach the vast personal finance landscape – the key questions you must be able to answer to get the most out of your money:

Saving

How can saving money be as frictionless as possible?

Spending

What is the difference between spending needs and wants?

Credit

How can credit be used wisely and carefully to help achieve personal goals?

Financial Concepts

How can important concepts like compound interest be used to make real-world financial decisions?

Career

How can I make a living that gives the income to be healthy financially?

Protection

How can I best prepare for the worst-case financial scenario?

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Article by Wealth 101, Visual Capitalist