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Personal Finance 101

Spoiler alert: Credit cards are not free money.

Want to have a big house, five cars, and live large? We won't make any guarantees, but this course will at least marginally boost your chances of becoming so rich that you have a Bentley as your P.O.S. (piece of something-smelly) car. And it will definitely lower your chances of carrying around one of those sticks with a cloth bag on the end (unless the cloth bag holds gold bars or your secret password to the Swiss bank account).

There are certain things that smart people do with their money. We're talking:

  • Banking
  • Savings
  • Investment
  • Avoiding Bad Debt
  • Budgeting

and buying a car, a house, and a college education without breaking the bank.

Want the good things in life? This course shows you how to get 'em.

Course Breakdown

    Unit 1. Personal Finance 101

    This short course contains everything Shmoop thinks you need to know about money by the time you graduate from high school. We'll cover bank accounts, credit cards, paying for college—even insurance and the basics of taxes.

  • Course Length: 3 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, College
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • College Prep
    • Life Skills

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