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Personal Finance MOOCs for Millennials

by SEAN HICKS August 11, 2015

With summer winding down and the back-to-school season in full gear, Millennials may want to consider taking the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in an area of utmost importance to their future well-being: personal finance. Luckily, there are a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available that cover budgeting, investing, economics 101, and more.

MOOCs are a great way for bootstrapping entrepreneurs to get a leg up, for professionals to broaden their expertise, and for just about anyone to learn about just anything. While many bemoan the economic plight of Millennials—and rightfully so—there are a number of actions Millennials in any financial situation can take to improve their economic security. With that said, here’s a look at some upcoming MOOCs that aim to do just that. 

Course: Learn to Invest in the Stock Market
Platform: Bear & Bull
Start date: Starts every Monday
Workload: 5 weeks (2 hours per week)

Course: Managing my Money
Platform: Future Learn
Start Date: October 12, 2015
Workload: 8 weeks (3 hours per week)

Course: Introduction to Applied Investing
Platform: Canvas
Start date: Self-paced
Workload: 4 weeks

Course: The American Housing Finance Systems
Platform: MRUniversity
Start date: Self-paced
Workload: 18 weeks

Course: Introduction to Finance
Platform: Coursera
Start date: October 5, 2015
Workload: 15 weeks (6-8 hours per week)

Course: Economics of Money and Banking
Platform: Coursera
Start Date: Upcoming

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