Created by:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Nicholas Paulson

    Taught by:  Nicholas Paulson, Associate Professor

    Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

  • Kathryn L. Sweedler

    Taught by:  Kathryn L. Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator

    University of Illinois Extension

  • Charles R. Chaffin

    Taught by:  Charles R. Chaffin, Director of Academic Programs and Initiatives

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 59 ratings

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Found this course refreshing in terms of my current finances and investments.

Financial planning as a career seems too forceful at the end of the course.

Other then that, it is a very good course with good contents and interesting videos for easy understanding.

I found this course a great overview of the concepts of financial planning: budgeting, borrowing, lending, and investing. The content was thorough and clearly laid out. I would recommend this course to someone who is interested in having an introduction to this topic or as a refresher.