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Kathy Sweedler
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
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Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
sweedler@illinois.edu

Ya Ning Katherine Mei
Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
ymei4@illinois.edu

Financial Wellness For College Students

Financial Wellness For College Students

6. Online Course: Financial Planning for Young Adults

Financial Planning for Young Adults is being offered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., University of Illinois, and University of Illinois Extension. The Massive Open Online Course or MOOC provides an introduction to basic financial planning concepts. It is open to the general public through Coursera, an education platform that partners with universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses free of charge.

For more information about the course and to register, visit https://www.coursera.org/learn/financial-planning

The course is divided into seven separate modules, which are each intended to be completed in approximately one week:

1) Setting Financial Goals and Assessing Your Situation

2) Saving Strategies

3) Long-term Savings and Investment

4) Budgeting and Cash Flow Management

5) Risk Management

6) Borrowing and Credit

7) Financial Planning as a Career