Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Free online personal finance course for young adults

MoneySKILL IS Free!

MoneySKILL is a FREE online reality based personal finance course for young adults developed by the AFSA Education Foundation. This interactive curriculum is aimed at the millions of high school and college students who graduate each year without a basic understanding of money management fundamentals. The course is designed to be used as all or part of a grade for courses in economics, math, social studies or where personal finance are taught. Students experience the interactive curriculum as both written text and audio narration. In addition, frequent quizzes test their grasp of each and every concept. The 36-module curriculum, with pre- and post -tests, covers the content areas of income, expenses, assets, liabilities and risk management. A life simulation module asks students to project their own financial life expectancies in areas such as employment, housing, transportation, education, marriage, family and retirement. The life simulation allows students to incorporate theMoneySKILL personal finance concepts into their everyday lives, thus providing them with knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.
A junior high/middle school version was released in 2011 consisting of 12 modules covering concepts on income, expenses, saving and credit.
MoneySKILL's special features:
  • It's free!
  • Available for use by teachers, parents, employers, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
  • Select specific modules and order of study for students' course.
  • Indicate a module retake score for students.
  • Add release date for student to begin module.
  • Records date student completed module.
  • View student answers to questions.
  • Recreate/duplicate modules used for a previous class.
  • Electronic grade book records each student's module test scores and course grade.
  • Import class roster into the electronic grade book.

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