6 Steps to Mastering Your Money and Creating a Path to Financial Freedom

Learn the FAST Money Management System,  and let go of the fear, understand how money management works, and create a personal financial plan that NEVER runs out of money!

THIS IS A STEP-BY-STEP COURSE THAT TEACHES YOU HOW PERSONAL FINANCE WORKS AND SHOWS YOU HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLAN THAT NEVER RUNS OUT OF MONEY.

In 6 steps to Mastering Your Money and Creating a Plan that Gives You Financial Freedom, I’ll teach you the FAST Money Management System that shows you exactly how budgeting, debt management, saving, investing and retirement work and how they need to work together.

You’ll get all the tools, worksheets and support  you need to create your own personal financial plan.

Why you need to get started now
The decisions you make today to buy things, borrow, save and invest money will have a ripple effect on your finances for the rest of your life.  What do you want your retirement to look like?  It’s important to set goals for your future, understand how your life today will become your life in retirement.
9 out of 10 women will need to be 100% responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, most likely when they are over 65 years old.  That may be because of divorce or the death of their partner. Women out live men by an average of 5 years.  You can’t wait until you are a senior to understand how this works.
You are either in, or entering your prime earning years.  You want to enjoy this time as well as maximize your financial plans to ensure the type of retirement you want.  Your prime earning years will be the years you can most effectively launch and execute a plan that ensures your financial freedom.
The FAST Money Management System

Find peace with your finances

Achieve balance with your budget and debt

Save and invest wisely

Tomorrow’s retirement will be secure

I’m Linda Hannon

I help women understand  how personal finance works. I love being able to show you how to fit the pieces together and find a sense of peace.

I spent the last 30 years as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer to both public and private companies.  Over that time, I learned how to create long term financial plans that allowed owners to see and achieve growth and profitability.

When I was 37 I had no personal plan.  All the things I did to make my companies successful were not happening at home.  That changed the day I realized I was behind in saving for my son’s college and my retirement.

Over the last 18 years I developed the 6 step FAST Money Management System for managing my personal finances.  I follow the steps once every year.  It got me out of debt, allowed my son to graduate from college debt free, and I will be able to retire before I’m 65.

I started teaching my 6 step system to women I know and I was surprised and excited to see the sense of peace it brought them.   I want other women to feel this too!

Imagine what your life would be like if you had your personal finances under control

  1. Know you will never run out of money.
  2. Not stress about paying bills because you know you how they fit into your long term financial plan.
  3. Know what to do when the inevitable crisis occurs, so you do not blow up your long-term plans to get the situation under control.
  4. Know what your life will look like in retirement.
  5. Live a lifestyle that makes you comfortable and happy, confident that you can afford your home, your car, and the things you make your life complete.
  6. Have an easy process you can repeat every year to make sure you are on track and you stay that way.
  7. Be at peace with your money

There are real reasons you don’t have your money under control

  • Where do you start?
  • Who do you go to, to ask for guidance and advice
  • Who do you trust to take care of you and your money?
  • Where do you find the time to learn all this?
  • How do you overcome the fear?
  • Every time you try to research a finance topic, you run into high pressure sales people trying to sell you something.
  • You’re embarrassed and don’t want to sit in a room full of other people to figure this out.
You aren’t alone
  • A recent survey by Prudential showed that only 80% of women felt they could not manage money and only 14% thought they were on track to have enough for retirement.
The fastest, easiest way to overcome these challenges is with our FAST Money Management System.

You can learn how it works through our class, 6 Steps to Master your Money and Create a Plan That Gives You Financial Freedom.

In a 1/2 hour per week for 10 weeks,  you will understand how this all works and have created an easy, one page personal financial plan.

This class can work for you if you are feeling:
Worried or Scared?
Do you worry about how much money you owe?

Are you scared you won’t have enough money to retire when you want to?

Do you know people in retirement that are in dire financial situations and you worry that will be you one day?

 

Stressed?
When you get an unexpected bill does your stomach knot?

Do you dread looking at your bank or credit card statements because you are afraid of what you will see?

Are you buying things you are afraid you can’t really afford?

Ready!
Are you ready to let go of the worry, fear and stress?

Are you ready to find out how this all works and put a plan in place to make sure you are financially secure for the rest of your life?

Are you ready to take control and find peace with the money in your life?

This was such a great course!  Personal finance is so stressful.  This course confirmed for me, that my husband and I are on track and doing all the right things.  It’s such a relief to have the new confidence I got from this class.

Cheryl

Here’s what you get when you sign up

6 Steps to Managing Your Money and Creating a Plan That Gives You Financial Freedom 

Basic Package

3 easy payments of $115

or

$299 one time payment (Save $46)

 

  • 7 live video modules
  • 6 Step to Mastering Your Money Workbook
  • 6 Steps to Mastering Your Money Worksheet
  • 2 Bonus Modules
  • 2 Limited Time Bonus Modules

 

 

 

Silver Package

3 easy payments of $239

or

$599 one time payment (Save $118)

 

  • 7 live video modules
  • 6 Step to Mastering Your Money Workbook
  • 6 Steps to Mastering Your Money Worksheet
  • 2 Bonus Modules
  • 2 Limited Time Bonus Modules
  • 5 Live Q&A Community Calls
  • Access to private class Facebook Group

 

Gold Package

3 easy payments of $339

or

$849 one time payment (Save $168)

 

  • 7 live video modules
  • 6 Step to Mastering Your Money Workbook
  • 6 Steps to Mastering Your Money Worksheet
  • 2 Bonus Modules
  • 2 Limited Time Bonus Modules
  • 5 Live Q&A Community Calls
  • Access to private class FaceBook Group
  • 1 Hour one-on-one coaching
  • There are a total of 12 modules (Introduction, 7 instructional videos, 2 bonus modules and 2 limited time modules) that will be sent to you over 10 weeks
  • The course is self-paced so you do the work when it’s convenient.  You can also go back and re-watch lectures any time you like.
  • There is a total of 5 hours of video time
  • The class remains available to you for 12 months.
Here’s the break down of what the course covers:
Introduction
  • Welcome to the course
  • Download the 6 Step Master Your Money Workbook
  • Download the 6 Step Master Your Money Spreadsheet
Getting Started
  • How do all the pieces fit together and how to create a personal financial plan that never runs out of money
  • Why you can’t think about budgets, savings, debt, retirement and investing as stand alone things.
  • Why you need to figure this out.
  • What’s your emotional relationship with money?
  • What does the one page Personal Financial Page look like? 

Step 1 – Building your timeline so you know what and when you need to plan

  • How to track your life events and milestones.
  • How perspective over time impacts your personal financial planning process.
  • Build your own timeline.
  • Start your Personal Financial Page.

 

Step 2 – Measure your wealth (also known as Net Worth).  It’s the key to your plan’s success

  • What is net worth?
  • Why you need to track how wealthy you are.
  • Create your own net worth and wealth tracker.
  • Continue building your Personal Financial Page

 

Step 3 – Budgeting.  Control your money – where does it come from and where does it go
  • What is a budget?
  • Understanding the components you need to track.
  • What components apply to you?
  • Look at your own budget using one of three paths
    • Wicked simple – it’s not about the numbers, it’s about the concept
    • Ballpark – make some educated guesses
    • Digging deep – using technology to know exactly what’s going on
  • Continue building your Personal Financial Page

 

Step 4 – Visualize your dream retirement, the ultimate goal, and see what it will cost you
  • Create a vision of your life in retirement
  • How you can use what you know now about your life and spending habits to project what it will cost when you retire.
  • How to think about inflation, taxes and medical expenses when you retire.
  • Build your own retirement budget

 

Step 5 – Put all the pieces together.  Complete your Personal Financial Page and know exactly how okay you are.
  • Finish your Personal Financial Page
  • See exactly how much money you will need in retirement
  • See exactly how much money you will have in retirement
  • See if you are currently on track to never run out of money based on the way you are currently managing your money.

 

Step 6 – Next steps to refine what’s not working and create a Personal Financial Plan that never runs out of money
  • Look at the final three documents that tell your whole story
  • If you are in great shape, the 4 things you need to do next?
  • If you aren’t in great shape, the 6 things you need to do to get on track.

 

 

Course materials and support you will receive
  • You will receive a workbook with all the exercises, quizzes and homework
  • There is a downloadable master spreadsheet that makes it easy for you to run the numbers.  There is an Excel version and a Google doc version (that requires no additional software)
  • If you purchase the Silver or Gold package, you will receive access to the class private Facebook group.   This is a place to ask questions and share your success stories and challenges.  The group is moderated by our team so it’s a great way to get extra help along the way.
  • If you purchased the Silver or Gold package, you will also have access to our bi-weekly calls through out the 10 week course.  This is a great way to ask Linda specific questions about the program and your plan.  You can ask questions anonomously to keep your personal information private.
  • If you purchased the Gold package, you will receive a one hour one-on-one with Linda.  You can use that hour to ask specific questions and have your plan reviewed.

BONUS!  BONUS!  BONUS!  BONUS!

We have addded 2 BONUS modules to help you succeed faster

BONUS 1 – Compounding….the secret to making money by doing nothing for a long time
  • What is compounding?
  • How long is a long time?’
  • The history of the impact of compounding and the stock market.
  • How will compounding impact your personal financial plan?
  • Continue building your Personal Financial Page
  • Look at the final three documents that tell your whole story
  • If you are in great shape, the 4 things you need to do next?
  • If you aren’t in great shape, the 6 things you need to do to get on track.

 

BONUS 2 – What you need to know TODAY about how money works in retirement
  • Flipping your thinking in retirement from income defines spending, to spending defines income.
  • How does social security work?
  • How do you know how much social security or pension you will get?
  • How do you pay for retirement?
  • How do you manage your investments in retirement?

WAIT!  THERE’S MORE YOU NEED!

I’ve included 2 additional modules that cover Personal Finance Topics you are sure to run into, and the answers are not obvious.

SPECIAL BONUS 1 – 4 final concepts you need to know to be successful managing your money
  • What the things you buy today will cost your future self
  • The true cost of credit card debt
  • Using your 401k savings to pay off debt
  • How to optimize a mortgage in your financial plan
SPECIAL BONUS 2 – 4 topics we need to talk about
  • Kids, college and money
  • The run down on insurance
  • How to think about investing
  • Using a Personal Advisor to help you with your personal financial plan

As someone who is just starting out in life, it was great to find a course that explained how finance all works.  I now have a plan in place that is already creating a healthy retirement account.   Linda does such a great job of explaining the concepts and how they all fit together.

Becca

What will you have after you are done with this program?
  • A one page personal financial plan that shows you how to never run out of money
  • A documented timeline of lifetime milestones you need to plan for
  • A Net Worth calculator that will track your progress as you grow your wealth
  • A list of the next things you need to focus on to make your personal financial plan work
  • A 6 step process that you can repeat every year to make sure you stay on track
  • A sense of peace.
FAQ’s
We are always happy to answer your questions.  If you don’t find your answer here, please email me directly at Linda@RealFamilyFinance.com

What if I want to cancel this course?

If for ANY reason you want to cancel in the first 30 days, send us an email and we will refund you, no questions asked.

What if I fall behind?

You can truly work at your own pace in this program.  You have 12 months to complete the course.

What if I miss a Q&A call?

Each call is recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you can go back and hear it later.

I’m a private person.  How can I participate in the Q&A calls without people knowing my business?

Everybody sends in their questions in advance.  We introduce all questions as submitted by an anonymous person unless you indicate otherwise.

I’m not good with math.  Will that prevent me from understanding the material?

Absolutely not.  A lot of what we are teaching is concepts, not math.  In fact, there are places in the course we give you the option to listen along to get the concepts and go back to tackle the math later if you want. The places there are math, it won’t be more than adding, subtracting, multiplying a couple of times and dividing once.

What kind of computer will I need?

The courses are best watched on a laptop or desktop.  You must be able to watch videos (If you can watch YouTube your are all set)

Do I need Excel or any other software?

It will be helpful if you have excel so you can use the Master Spreadsheet.  If you don’t have it, no worries, we have also included a link to a document on google drive that you can copy and use on google.  If neither is an option, all the spreadsheets are available for printing in the Workbook.

Is Real Family Finance a personal advisor and/or will you try and sell me financial products?

We are not personal financial advisors and we will not be selling you and financial products.  Nor will we sell your contact information to anybody that does.   Our mission is to teach more people how personal finance works. Period.

What if I need more help?

If you are concerned about needing extra help, consider buying the Silver or Gold plan.  Both offer extra access to me.

Still got questions?

Shoot us an email at Linda@RealFamilyFinance.com and I will be happy to help you.

No matter what your situation, we have a plan for you 

You can  start learning the FAST Money Management System today with

6 Steps to Managing Your Money and Creating a Plan That Gives You Financial Freedom

Basic Package

$299 One Time Fee
  • 7 live video modules
  • 6 Step to Mastering Your Money Workbook
  • 6 Steps to Mastering Your Money Worksheet
  • 2 Bonus Modules
  • 2 Limited Time Modules

 

 

 

Silver Package
$599 One Time Fee

or

3 payments of $239

  • 7 live video modules
  • 6 Step to Mastering Your Money Workbook
  • 6 Steps to Mastering Your Money Worksheet
  • 2 Bonus Modules
  • 2 Limited Time Modules
  • 5 Live Q&A Community Calls
  • Access to private class FaceBook Group

 

Gold Package
$849 One Time Fee

or

3 payments of $339

  • 7 live video modules
  • 6 Step to Mastering Your Money Workbook
  • 6 Steps to Mastering Your Money Worksheet
  • 2 Bonus Modules
  • 2 Limited Time Modules
  • 5 Live Q&A Community Calls
  • Access to private class FaceBook Group
  • 1 Hour one-on-one coaching
  • There are a total of 12 modules (Introduction, 7 instructional videos, 2 bonus modules and 2 limited time modules) that will be sent to you over 10 weeks
  • The course is self-paced so you do the work when it’s convenient.  You can also go back and re-watch lectures any time you like.
  • There is a total of 5 hours of video time
  • The class remains available to you for 12 months.
Once you have chosen your option above, you will  be taken to our order page.  When your registration is complete you will receive an email receipt.  We use a platform called Teachable to host our course so you will be logging in there.

You will also receive an email giving you access to the first module so you can get started right away.

I’m excited that you have joined us at 6 Steps to Managing your Money and Creating a Plan That Gives You Financial Freedom.

Congratulations on taking the first step on your path to financial freedom!

Linda