MPowered Couple is a course intended for committed couples wanting to build a financial foundation in their relationship. The course is laid out in five chapters, which include multiple lessons and one “date-night” activity per chapter that can be executed at your own pace . We recommend you commit to doing this over a five-week period; however, if you need a slower pace, this course will accommodate as there are additional weeks of access to the course to allow you time to catch-up!
Throughout the course you will learn principles of personal finance, dive into understanding your own financial strengths and areas for improvement, and then focusing on your financial values and goals as a couple. By the end of this course you and your significant other will be more mindful of each other’s financial preferences, have set financial goals, have a strategy for how you use money to reach your goals, and feel empowered as a couple that you are on your path to being financially secure.
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MPowered Couple Student
What You’ll Learn
Course Introduction and Principles of Personal Finance
This chapter is focused on setting you up for success in the course. You will learn more about your instructor, the course agenda, and rules of thumb within the personal financial planning field that will help equip you and your partner with information to make sound financial choices.
Taking Stock of Your Individual Financial Picture
While this course is designed for couples, it is important that we all know our individual financial self. This chapter will guide you through assessing your credit report, your current assets and liabilities, and your individual financial habits. After this chapter you will be able to compare and contrast your financial habits and attitudes!
Setting Your Financial Foundation Together
After having individual thought about what you want, this chapter will be about bringing that individual information back to your partner to set common goals, organize your financial information as a couple, and define your roles, so that as a couple you are maximizing your strengths.
Building Your Financial Team
It is important that we surround ourselves with financial resources that will ensure and support us on our way to financial security. This education based chapter will help you as a couple decide who you want to be your financial support system.
Maintaining Your Financial Foundation
As the course draws to a close, you will have a strong financial foundation built with your partner. It’s important that you maintain that foundation going forward. This chapter is designed to ensure you have methods to stay on the same page.
How It Works
This is an online course that can be accessed with any device (we would recommend using a computer) that has internet access.
There are five individual chapters, which are detailed in the above section. The chapters are individually released allowing students to immerse themselves in one topic allowing for as much growth and knowledge to be transferred as possible.
90 Days of Access
Students have access to the course information 24/7 for 90 days from enrolling in the course. Therefore, you can access the information when it works best for you. While there are new chapters released the first five weeks of the course, there are a number of weeks at the end of the course to re-review material and/or catch up if life happens.
Each week of the course your instructor will send an email to introduce the week’s topic and provide encouragement for the week ahead. These emails are your weekly reminder to dive back into the material and so that you get as much out of the course as possible!
Individualized Communications with Instructor
As part of each chapter, there are prompted questions/discussion points for a communication with the course instructor. You choose which items you want to discuss with your instructor. You have the sole discretion to determine how much you want to share with your instructor. Each couple receives a personalized, timely response to these communications. The purpose of these communications is for your coach to provide individualized support to ensure you are reaching your goals and receiving the knowledge you need on your financial path.
Once the course begins, you have 24 hour access to course materials until the course end date. MPower Co uses Thinkific to deliver the course content, which tracks the progress of each couple. This allows you to know where you stopped so you can pick up right where you left off.
Throughout the course there are a number of downloadable worksheets (digital assets inventory, an expense tracker, to name a couple). You are able to download the blank form, edit them, and retain them in your records. The course may only last 90 days, but these resources are built to help you for years to come.
Communicating about personal finance can be fun! In each chapter there is a date-night activity. The purpose is to increase your communication around finances and build experiences with each other around finance. The more comfortable you are talking about finances on a day-to-day basis, the easier it is to talk about money when things are a bit more difficult. Add a nice meal to the activity and voila, it’s a date night!
Three Reasons MPowered Couple is Unique
A Plan Tailor Made For You
This course is about you setting your goals with your partner, instead about having them set for you. Walking away from the course you and your partner will have your own individualized plan to reach financial security.
Open Communication Lines
In society money is a taboo topic, but in relationships it can be key to much more than just the bottom line of bank accounts. This course will help you make financial discussions routine within your relationship.
Financial Education Included
No matter the financial sophistication of each individual within your couple, this course gives you rules of thumb within personal finance. You choose if these are potential guidelines and guardrails are right for you. At a minimum this will equip you both with adequate information to ensure decisions you are making together are sound.
meet your instructor
Lea Satterfield, MBA
the age that Lea started
saving for retirement
the year Lea passed the Certified Financial Planner examination