Sign-up today to join over 4 million learners already on ALISON:

Financial Literacy


Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Manage your money effectively by learning how to budget and save


Students: 27,330
Course Description

What you do not know about money can really affect your entire life! Financial Literacy is a free, online introductory course about personal financial management. In this interactive multimedia course, a series of seven dynamic modules covering everything from how to set up your first bank account to planning for your retirement will put you on the path to financial fitness!

Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

This course will help you to manage your money, budget and savings. You will be able to manage debt successfully.
Read More

It will help you to understand the choice of insurance products available to you today and why they are so important. You will have a good knowledge of wages, tax, and government benefits.You will learn about renting and buying accommodation, as well as consumer rights. This course will help you to plan for the future.
Read Less


Manage a Group of Learners

Share This Course!

 
Module Title
Financial Literacy

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Background  
Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Financial Literacy
Course # 7
Course Publisher Advance Learning
Course Category 2
Content Origin Grant from the Heinz Endowment, Pittsburgh, USA
Course Description  What you do not know about money can really affect your entire life! Financial Literacy is a free, online introductory course about personal financial management. In this interactive multimedia course, a series of seven dynamic modules covering everything from how to set up your first bank account to planning for your retirement will put you on the path to financial fitness!
License 
Release Date 25 February 2011
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 6-10 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only High
Animation High
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability Yes
Marketing Information
Case Study We are currently seeking case studies for this course. Click here to Submit One
Course Advisor We are currently seeking subject experts regarding this course. Click here to become a volunteer subject expert advisor
Course Forum  View

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • Jessica Lapine United States of America This has helped me with my future choices with savings 2015-02-25 14:02:24
  • Kyomugisha Enid United States of America The course content is just what i needed to get ahead. 2015-02-17 08:02:18
  • Nwankwo Treasure Nigeria These financial education icebreakers provide more practical ideas and activities to kickstart any financial education lessons. MyBnk also offers free financial and enterprise programmes in the London areas, facilitated by expert trainers. Teachers and youth workers can request sessions here. Learn Money Week, which is set to take place in March next year, is a global event supported by MyBnk in partnership with the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. It aims to help young people worldwide manage their finances and raise awareness of the need for financial literacy in schools. The event involves workshops and competitions – last year hundreds of schools and youth groups participated. Another date for your diary is Pfeg's My Money Week, which takes place across the UK in June. Next year's programme is still being put together, but you can find all resources from the latest annual event here. The week involves activities for primary and secondary schools and you can be involved in any way you want. If you don't want to undertake a full week of activities, then why not hold a few finance lessons? Find this inspiring case study of Glasshouses primary school in North Yorkshire, which organised a transition project about how to keep the cost of living low while shopping in the village and supporting the local economy. Pfeg campaigned for finance education to become a compulsory part of the new curriculum, creating a framework to support the planning and assessment at key stages 1 to 4. You can download a primary, secondary and special educational needs framework direct from the Pfeg website, and if you have a financial education question then ask it here. Pfeg's guide to learning about money in the primary classroom is full of activity ideas for early years students to upper key stage 2 pupils. It includes examples of realistic and creative ways to teach about money in the classroom. Also find a parent's guide on how to talking to primary-aged children about money. An imaginative response to financial education for primary school students is explored in Financial fairytales, which uses simple maths and literacy exercises linked to the themes of financial literacy and enterprise to help young children develop an understanding of money through stories. 2015-02-13 09:02:41
  • Nwankwo Treasure Nigeria Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it (turn it into more) and how that person donates it to help others.[1] More specifically, it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.[2] Raising interest in personal finance is now a focus of state-run programs in countries including Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States and the UK.[3][4] The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started an inter-governmental project in 2003 with the objective of providing ways to improve financial education and literacy standards through the development of common financial literacy principles. In March 2008, the OECD launched the International Gateway for Financial Education,[5] which aims to serve as a clearinghouse for financial education programs, information and research worldwide. In the UK, the alternative term “financial capability” is used by the state and its agencies: the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK started a national strategy on financial capability in 2003. The US Government also established its Financial Literacy and Education Commission in 2003.[6] 2015-02-13 09:02:25
  • Ackim George Saint Lucia Good course 2015-02-09 00:02:46
  • Chelle Winston Other Nice outline of the course 2015-02-08 16:02:14
  • Sanat Aidarbayev United Arab Emirates Great course for beginners! 2015-02-08 13:02:40
  • Blessing Musungate Turkey It has been a great journey! Financial literacy is a necessity in this era! Thanks a lot for this course! 2015-02-04 13:02:08
  • Tracy Hodge Antigua and Barbuda This course looks very informative. 2015-01-20 17:01:15
  • Galebone Matshitse Botswana Its a very good package that I would like to pursue 2015-01-19 16:01:15
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Financial Literacy Course.