Free Classes to Help you Manage Personal Finance Like a Grownup

Investment Vehicles, Insurance, and Retirement, Khanacademy

Three big areas of personal finance.

Length: 26 lectures

The Core Four of Personal Finance, Udemy

Managing your debt, reducing your expenses, financing a home and retiring are the core four areas of personal finance according to this class.  Learn how to do each one.

Length: 18 lectures/ 1 hour

Personal and Family Financial Planning, Coursera

Investment, risk management, making your own personal finance plan.  Learn how to do it.

Note: Free without certification

Length: 9 weeks

Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making, edX

Learn about smart decisions when looking at your personal and professional financial situation.

Length: 6 weeks/ 5-6 hours per week

Personal Finance 101, Udemy

Credit, taxes, going to college, buying a house, getting married.  Learn how they affect your finances.

Length: 53 lectures/ 3 hours

Personal Finance Planning, edX

“Have you watched a movie where successful Wall Street characters dropped cool sounding financial jargon and you smiled and nodded without knowing what they were saying?” 

Length: 5 weeks/ 3-4 hours per week

Financial Literacy, ALISON

This class will help you set up your accounts, budget, and work with taxes and government benefits.

Length: 6-10 hours

Introduction to Simple and Compound Interest, ALISON

The concepts of simple and compound interests are important to understand when taking out any loan.

Length: 1-2 hours

My Financial Mountain: Understanding Your Path to a Solid Financial Foundation, Skillshare

This class will put you on a realistic and effective path toward financial stability—with just seven steps.

Length: 13 videos/ 24 minutes

Introduction to Managing Your Personal Finance Debts, ALISON

You’ll learn how to set up a debt spreadsheet, how to contact credit card companies, how to prioritize your debts, and how to get to the happy “debt-free” zone.

Length: 1 hour

Personal Finance, Missouri State University on iTunes

This general class is on iTunes, so you can listen to it on the go.

Length: 8 videos

Housing, Khanacademy

Learn about the aspects of mortgages, house taxes and homeowners insurance.

Length: 19 lectures

Personal Taxes, Khanacademy

Learn how to calculate your take home pay and the ins and outs of personal taxes.

Length: 10 lectures

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