Thursday, May 3, 2012

25 Killer Khan Academy Videos for Personal Finance Geeks: Part 4

25 Killer Khan Academy Videos for Personal Finance Geeks

April 24th, 2012 by Staff Writers

According to an article from, Khan Academy is host to more than 3,000 video lessons that touch on everything from humanities to test prep, but a particular strength of the site is its personal finance videos. Covering everything from the stock market to payday loans and estate taxes, the site has a lot to offer in the way of personal finance learning. Although some of these videos go over basic concepts, we're sure that personal finance geeks can truly enjoy the wealth of knowledge available from Khan. Here, we've hand-selected 25 of the most impressive personal finance lessons that Khan Academy has made available.  Below are suggested lessons 16-20:

16.Home Equity Loans
Home equity loans can be a great financial tool for homeowners when used appropriately. This video shares a simple example of borrowing through a home equity loan, explaining how it is used to fuel consumption.

17.Renting vs. Buying a Home
Is it always smarter to buy a home than rent one? This video puts hard math to work to challenge that notion, and shows examples of situations where renting makes financial sense.

18.Renting vs. Buying a Home (Part 2)
The second in this series, this video builds upon part 1's idea that renting is a good idea in some situations, and takes things a step further by factoring appreciation and depreciation in the decision.

19.Renting vs. Buying (detailed analysis)
Yet another video on the financial impact of renting vs. buying a house, this video offers a detailed analysis of the big decision.

20.Basics of U.S. Income Tax Rate Schedule
So, how much of your money really goes to taxes? Check out this video to better understand how a marginal tax rate applies to your personal income.

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