Updated: Apr 20
Need a little help learning about your personal finances?
Most of us do........it's mainly because we’re a part of the vast majority of people who were not taught about finances at home or school.
While this is by no means an excuse, it’s to be considered.
In fact for as long as I can remember personal finance has become such a taboo topic in most spaces.
Unless you have a degree in the field, most people put this stigma on it as if it makes you greedy, or self centered to talk about finances.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging bragging and comparing it to what others have.
I’m talking about learning, sharing, growing, and improving your way of life.
I'm also talking about education and application of helpful tips on how to make smart decision about money.
Education is the Key
We’ve all heard the saying “knowledge is power” and not to be cliché, but.......... it truly is and when you know better, you do better.
With that being said, let's do better, by talking about some totally free personal finance courses.
A few years ago I decided to take control of my finances, I had to do it alone, but you don’t.
As I became better at this money thing, I came across some awesome personal finance courses that I think you should know about.
You'll be an expert before you know it...........AND!....... If you’re not trying to be an expert but just want to save, make, spend money smarter, they’ll still work.
First up is.............
Clever Girl Finance
If this was around when I was younger, I definitely would've made some better money decisions.
All these courses are free and these women hold your hand and walk you through everything finance step by step.
They start with your mindset, really forcing you to think about those hard money questions we tend to ignore.
Then you get a lesson in organization: how to organize your life and your finances, meal prep, grocery shop, organizing your workspace, etc. You get advice on EVERYTHING.
The course includes videos, live call replays, worksheets, free mentor calls, a place to leave comments as you learn and a vast community of women all helping you to reach your personalized financial plan.
I took these courses myself and they were motivating and hecka informative.
I felt as if I was sitting on the couch talking with a trusted friend while we work through my finances together.
If this was the intent, they achieved it.
Next up is,
You may have heard of Khan Academy when you were in school or from your kids.
AND…….You probably thought it was just for kids. But, guess what? it’s not.
Khan Academy offers free online personal finance courses for people of all ages. They answer questions like, “Is it better to buy than to rent? Should I spend more money on experiences than on things?, and so much more.
They offer videos and activities that help you apply what you’re learning and allow you to bounce around so you can focus on the topics that really matter to you.
The two above sites even touch on investments, if you're ready to take your money to the next level.
So why should you consider a personal finance course?
Major Take Away
Everybody needs a little help and It’s good to know you don’t have to figure it all out alone.
These courses inspired me to continue making the changes I started on my own.
They also helped me to take my extra money to the next level by learning how to invest, in a way that wasn't over my head.
That’s why I like these courses. They focus on everyday, need to know, need to do things you can instantly implement.
So , give it a try!
If you have taken a personal finance course, what was it and what did you like about it?
Tell me your story, and share this article with a friend.