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The Finance You Need To Know -- Professional

The basic financial literacy tools you need to reach financial freedom.

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What is The Finance You Need To Know?

The Finance You Need To Know is a personal finance boot camp that teaches you the strategies and techniques required for a successful and independent future. This is a course created BY young professionals FOR young professionals. If you are interested in the best ways to create and grow your wealth, or already know a lot but want to take things to the next level, then this is the course for you!


Primary Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to manage expenses, identify unnecessary ones, and reduce your cost of living (students have reduced their expenses by 10+% per month).
  • Understand the advantages of different accounts, such as the TFSA, RRSP, Roth IRA, 401k, and more, through visual and analytical examples to see how you can get more out of each pay check.
  • Learn how the stock market works, how mutual funds, ETFs, and individual company investments differ, and the techniques from legendary investors such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch, and Ray Dalio.
  • Learn how owning a home is affordable, how to get other people to pay off your mortgage, and what a mortgage is, all through visual examples and with spreadsheet templates you can modify and use.
  • Understand the basics of taxes (everyone's favourite!), including income taxes, deductions, credits, capital gains, and how a little bit of tax knowledge can save you thousands of dollars every year.
  • Understand how to leverage your unique talents and interests, along with the strategies and techniques you learn in this course, to develop alternative passive income streams.
  • Learn qualitative techniques, such as time management hacks, that enable you to invest more in yourself (you are awesome and your most valuable resource!).


Your Instructor


Zachary Kahn
Zachary Kahn

Hi there! My name is Zachary Kahn and I am the co-founder of Compound Confidence. I have a passion for helping people learn the skills and strategies that allow them to achieve anything they want while doing what they love. I interned at Google twice, and am starting there full time as a Software Engineer later this year. I graduated from university with a combined degree in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science and now focus on building great education and technology products. We would love for you to join Compound Confidence so that we can be part of your financial freedom journey.


"[Zack has] designed the course to help young adults navigate through the finance world and truly develop a better understanding for “The Finance You Need To Know”. I would highly recommend this course to anyone. All the info that is covered in the course is extremely valuable and beneficial to know especially for young adults starting their first job or saving for their first big purchase."

- Brad Alteman, Chemical Engineer

"Designed with simplicity in mind, this course includes everything that a young person needs to make informed financial decisions. Covering topics that are often overlooked in high school curriculums, ‘The Finance You Need To Know’ provides students with an excellent understanding of the complex and ever-changing financial world. Whether you are a commerce student or a financial novice, this course will help you chart a path to financial freedom successfully."

- Liam Dyson, Editor, University of Toronto History Students' Association

"Great program that covers all the basics and more! I felt [the course] did a great job covering all the topics and gave great examples to easily understand [the concepts covered]. Definitely recommend!"

- Matt Hernandez, Founder, Sprout Financial

"This is an excellent course for university students and young professionals. I like the way it was logically laid - all with referenced material from well respected investors. Well done Zack - your authentic passion for teaching and technical excellence shows through."

- Melanie Hnatyshyn, P.Eng

Course Curriculum


  Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
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  Feedback Part 1
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  Feedback Part 2
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  Chapter 10: Conclusion
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"I've had the pleasure of knowing the Kahn brothers (course creators) for a number of years and one thing that stands out is their ability to set themselves up for success. This course is a perfect example of this trait as it is designed to give you the necessary tools to maximize your success during your life-long financial journey."

- Pablo Fernandez Grandizo, Embedded System Engineer, Intel

Frequently Asked Questions


Money Back Guarantee
We know your time is valuable and do not plan on wasting it, which is why we have a 30 day money back guarantee. Also, you can keep all the documents and spreadsheet templates from the entire course for free.
Why is enrolling a good investment?
We can't predict the future but we can speak to historic results. Students are typically able to reduce their expenses by 10+% per month and save an additional 1%-5% of their income through what they learn about the different tax advantaged investing accounts and taxes in general. The real benefit is the increase in lifetime earning potential from the strategies and techniques learned from taking the course. All the strategies we teach are for the long term (think 5, 10, 15 years), which we feel is the mindset required for a financially successful future.
Can't I find this material online for free?
In short, yes! We think the Internet has so many valuable resources and we encourage you to check them out. However, we also know your time is valuable, and don't want you to have to spend years sifting through various resources like we did trying to find what you want to learn. What we provide is an end-to-end curriculum that teaches what we believe are the most important parts of personal finance you need to know. Everything is packaged up in one place, with visual examples, tutorials, and lectures, to provide a strong foundation (and more) to build the rest of your future on.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
I can't afford the course in my current situation, what should I do?
Please email [email protected] and explain your situation. We want to find a price that works for those who are in difficult situations so that they can benefit from the material as well.
Why sign up now?
As you will see, time is your best friend. The power of compound interest works wonders, and the earlier you start the better. The sooner you start, the more you can earn in the long term.

Enroll now and become financially free!

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