And this eight-week course provides a step-by-step practical guide to managing your money. Before I joined the Open University, I was treasurer to the world's largest building society. And all of these will allow you to assess your own financial position. The course will provide a financial workout for anyone who wants to take charge of their financial future, regardless of age or level of confidence. Finishing the course will give you the confidence to deal effectively with the firms that offer financial products, from credit cards to pensions.