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The Finance You Need To Know -- Free

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).
  • Learn a framework for how to boost your income by looking at how big companies make money.
  • Learn through visual and practical examples how compound interest works, and why minimizing debt is so important.
  • Get introduced to other important personal finance topics such as different types of investing accounts, the stock market, real estate, passive income, and taxes.

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

"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


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.
Where can I find the rest of the content?
You can find the rest of the content by enrolling in "The Finance You Need To Know -- Professional" course.

Enroll now and become financially free!

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