Ten Free Online Personal Finance Courses

While personal finance blogs can offer a wide variety of in-depth information on all kinds of money matters, sometimes a more systematic approach is needed. If you or someone you know is in need of learning the basics in more of an academic format rather than casual blog reading here are ten sites that should be able to help.

CNN Money 101 – They offer 23 lessons that cover everything from budgeting and taxes to controlling debt and buying insurance.

Money Management International – They offer a wide variety of easy to understand personal finance articles, videos and scheduled webinars.

University of Texas at San Antonio – Register for free and choose from 11 courses aimed at managing your finances.

University of California at Irvine – They offer an eight part set of modules on the fundamentals of personal finance planning.

Suite 101 - Taura Lynn Colbert wrote a four part course on managing your money.

Alison – They provide a seven module set course on financial literacy training.

University of Idaho Extension – Their Money 101 section offers short, to the point personal finance and consumer advocacy articles. 

Brigham Young University Marriott School – Here you can find beginning, intermediate and advanced lessons on a wide variety of personal finance issues.

American Financial Solutions – They provide eight financial education courses.

Utah State University – This is a comprehensive multiple part course on family finance.

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  1. Dear Buck

    I run a free finance course site with slightly more advance courses in Finance. From a personal finance point of view, you may want to take a look at the credit analysis and credit process course I wrote for small businesses. It is not a personal finance course, but some of your audience may find it useful.

    The courses were originally written for a online education business I started while in business school.



  2. This is a very informative article. Thank you for sharing those list.

  3. Those are really great resources. They would make such a great help. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a blessed day.

  4. Hi Buck

    Thanks for sharing your list of resources. Looks like some good ones in there. Should be very helpful for those who would like to learn how to manage their finances.

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