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  • DarkEyes
    My daughter has managed to get herself in debt (again), and is asking the parents for money. I would like her to complete the Academoney course, in the hope that she gets a better understanding of financial management, and is less likely to find herself in debt yet again. So I was wondering how can she verify that she has actually done it?
    I know that there is a certificate, but I see pictures of other people's on the web, that can be easily downloaded and amended, is there a screenshot that she can take inside the portal that proves that she has done it ?
  • KajiKita
    KajiKita Posts: 4,018 Forumite
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    Hi All,
    Just getting started on the course but Activity 1 in session 1 seems to be missing ...?  The one about your money personality. I can't see a button to activate this activity.
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £252,383, end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,480, Interest saved £2,415, to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 20 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 27th May)
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  • ptlshooper
    ptlshooper Posts: 23 Forumite
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    MSE_Molly said:
    Hi everyone! How are you all getting on?
    Well, I completed the course yesterday and received my badge and statement of participation today! It was a great feeling!
    Who else has managed to find time to complete it?
    Just finished the course today, although I started it ages ago. It's really worthwhile and I would think it would be very useful for my son.
  • MSE_Helen_K
    MSE_Helen_K Posts: 159 MSE Staff
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    edited 23 March 2021 at 5:43PM
    Hi everyone, just letting you know that MoneySavingExpert.com's 'Academoney' course - prepared and written by the Open University - is going bilingual, giving Welsh-language speakers the skills and knowledge they need to master their money, in their choice of Welsh or English.

    Read the full MSE News story in English:

    New Welsh language version of MSE’s hit Open University 'Academoney' course launches

    Or read the full MSE News story in Welsh: 

    Lansio fersiwn Gymraeg newydd o gwrs 'Academoney' MSE gyda’r Brifysgol Agored

    If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply.
  • Jrae24
    Jrae24 Posts: 7 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post
    Just signed up, this is my first post on an MSE forum so if anyone has any tips or suggestions for what challenges etc are good for beginners then please let me know. I am really excited to start my journey of having a better relationship with money. 
    April NSD 15/10
  • maisie_cat
    maisie_cat Posts: 2,079 Forumite
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    I did the course last August, and have just realised that there was a badge. Is it supposed to appear on my account or do I need to upload it somehow?
  • maisie_cat
    maisie_cat Posts: 2,079 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper Academoney Grad First Post
    I did the course last August, and have just realised that there was a badge. Is it supposed to appear on my account or do I need to upload it somehow?

    Assuming this is the correct badge as downloaded from the OU site
  • Misslayed
    Misslayed Posts: 14,296 Senior Ambassador
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    To get the MSE Academy of Money badge just request on using this link (🤞)

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  • geochu
    geochu Posts: 1 Newbie
    Academoney Grad First Post
    I just completed the course and I thought it was excellent. I am still only young and I didn't know much about managing my finances so the course has taught me a huge amount of valuable information. Thank you so much to MoneySavingExpert and The Open University!
  • mrsbooboo
    I am just starting the course now.  Looking forward to learning and educating myself with life's financial situations.
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