⏰ Happy Friday! It’s financial literacy month and I’m trying really hard to feel festive. Do you feel joy when big financial institutions show you how to budget? I get a little grumpy when their examples are outta touch with the current soaring price of, well, everything.
To really help, I’m sharing three free courses all filled with financial education worthy of your time. Share with friends and family and do the lessons together.
Let’s do this!
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1 big thing: Of course!
The Global Financial Literacy Education Center’sPersonal Finance Course is all that and a bag of chips. Ok, unlike this course, the chips aren’t free.
The full course is a win for both educators and lifelong learners. It includes all the lecture slides, lesson plans, quizzes, projects, and exams for a class about all things money. Everyone is welcome. I can’t believe it’s free.
“The course integrates economics and personal finance concepts to help students of all majors better understand the implications of economic events and make informed financial decisions.”
Self-paced. There’s experimental design, choice architecture, nudging, and many fun lessons that reveal the weirdness of human behavior. Ohh, and there’s a lesson with popcorn. I can’t make this up.
“How can we get people to save more money, eat healthy foods, engage in healthy behaviors, and make better choices in general?”
The answer is to take this course, and Professor Dilip Soman of the Rotman School of Management will show you the way! Behavioural Economics in Action is an excellent introduction to the science and wonderment of human decision-making. I took it a few years ago and absolutely loved it.
Open to all who want to learn or to those new to personal finance, McGill Personal Finance Essentials is a quick financial literacy boost with a short time commitment. The course was initially designed for Canadians, but international people who like free courses are welcome too.
Register here:McGill Personal Finance Essentials. Everyone who completes the course gets a downloadable certificate. You may need to pre-register for an upcoming session.
4. Workplace financial wellness
A little financial literacy with a lot of fun! I’m a professional speaker. I’ve spoken at numerous organizations and financial institutions who all want to help increase financial wellness within the workplace.
The economy is kinda crazy these days, and the organizations who recognize these challenges have it right. They know when their teams are feeling less financial stress at home they’re happier everywhere. At home, in life, and at work.
“Kerry is amazing!
Our session was a big hit.”
— Canadian Association of Financial Aid Administrators
With a little wit and a lot of wisdom, I help people overcome the everyday money mistakes that make us human.