According to studies compiled by the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, only one in three adults could answer at least four of five financial literacy questions on fundamental concepts such as mortgages, interest rates, inflation and risk. Now in his 17e This year, National Financial Literacy Month aims to raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy and draw attention to the lack of understanding many American adults still have about personal finances.
The pandemic has further highlighted the need for financial literacy skills, with nearly half of working adults saying the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak will make it harder for them to reach their financial goals.
“Personal finance skills are essential, especially as the pandemic has exacerbated concerns about money management, savings, emergency funds and retirement for families across the country,” he said. declared Balraj kalsi, SVP and General Manager of Online Skills. “At Cengage, we are committed to equipping learners with the skills and competencies necessary to advance in their careers and improve their lives. We are pleased to do our part to raise awareness of National Financial Literacy Month, by providing learners with this free opportunity to build their skills and understanding, and hopefully boost their confidence in planning their financial future. ”
Ed2go’s online personal finance course provides useful and realistic tools to help individuals strengthen their personal finance skills, including lessons on how to create and use a budget, how to borrow, and how to use it. ” invest wisely, make informed insurance decisions and plan for their financial future. Through this course, learners will develop a retirement savings plan, prepare for major purchases, and plan their taxes.
The course, which normally costs students $ 129, includes 24 hours of lessons. Individuals have up to April 30 To 5:00 p.m. PST to register and will have 12 weeks to complete the course modules.
Those interested in this free offer can register through one of ed2go’s 16 academic partners. To learn more and to register, visit: https://explore.ed2go.com/financial-literacy-month/
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ed2go, a Cengage company, is the industry leader in affordable adult online learning. We partner with academia, businesses, nonprofits, and workforce development councils to empower individuals to meet and exceed their goals. Our flagship product is a fully online catalog of non-credit courses that align with local and national labor demand. By working with ed2go, partners can reach diverse groups of learners and provide a flexible and top-notch option for career advancement.
Emily featherston, Cengage
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