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mad9q

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free online excel/google spreadsheet course
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:20:51 AM »
Hello.  I am looking to build my own spreadsheets for calculating future values at different compound interest scenarios (monthly, annually, etc.) and differing contribution periods.  Can anyone recommend an online course?  TIA. 

mad9q

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Re: free online excel/google spreadsheet course
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 08:24:34 AM »
It's all on youtube. Or google.  You don't need to pay for a course.

Thanks for the reply.  I am wondering if anyone has a site they recommend.  I have googled and there are so many options.  Looking to draw on others' experience.  :) 

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Re: free online excel/google spreadsheet course
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 09:43:34 AM »
The resources below are some of the sites most likely to give you good results when you search for Excel help on google.

Mr Excel - http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/ a good forum most useful if you have a specific question you google and this pops up as having an answer.  I've never posted anything here.
Contextures - http://blog.contextures.com/ a blog with good explanations
Tech on the Net - http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/index.php shows formulas with basic explanations, not great for examples
Stack Overflow - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/excel another forum, hit or miss on useful answers

If you have a very specific question you can also try All Experts and post a question to an expert there.  I've done this before, there are some very helpful people.  However, for what you are requesting, I believe google results will be able to answer your questions.  Make sure you are using good googling technique.  In this case, I would search for something like "Excel future value compound interest."  See what you get and adjust from there.

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Re: free online excel/google spreadsheet course
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 10:41:17 AM »
I recommend http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/

Totally free, and you don't even need to register and give up your email address.

iowagirl

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Re: free online excel/google spreadsheet course
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 01:33:00 PM »
It's all on youtube. Or google.  You don't need to pay for a course.

Excelisfun on youtube is pretty good. I've been using it as well as other sources that have been recommended on here for excel problems.