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[McGill University] FREE McGill Online Personal Finance Essentials Course Open For Registration

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Nov 21, 2015
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FREE McGill Online Personal Finance Essentials Course Open For Registration

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A new session of McGill's Personal Finance Essentials online course is now open for registration.

I think this is worth sharing since the very basic but critical knowledge from this course can save a lot of money and be a 'Lava Hot' deal over time for everyone.
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Sep 13, 2016
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+1 - essential for beginners.. Thanks for sharing
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There’s a lecture on real estate - anything new or basic what everyone home owner supposed to know?
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Jun 6, 2010
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If everyone is good at personal finance, then all business will close down.
We need to have some people who spent money they dont have to support the economy.
If I buy something that is not in deep discounted, my father will punish me; everyone will laugh at me. I will be the strange kid who doesn't fit in.
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Nov 12, 2011
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It's pretty meh, more for advertising purposes
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Jun 1, 2013
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I took this course a few weeks ago. Each module is about 15 minutes long. Most of it is very basic. I found the modules at the end a bit more interesting, but even they only scratch the surface. Someone who has basic financial knowledge probably won't learn anything new.

I would say that the course is aimed at primarily at young adults who are not particularly financially savvy, either in school or just graduated. It teaches things like "pay off highest interest first".

It doesn't take long to complete the course, if you were curious. And you can speed up the videos or just read the transcript and take the quizzes if it's too easy.
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Southwark wrote: I took this course a few weeks ago. Each module is about 15 minutes long. Most of it is very basic. I found the modules at the end a bit more interesting, but even they only scratch the surface. Someone who has basic financial knowledge probably won't learn anything new.

I would say that the course is aimed at primarily at young adults who are not particularly financially savvy, either in school or just graduated. It teaches things like "pay off highest interest first".

It doesn't take long to complete the course, if you were curious. And you can speed up the videos or just read the transcript and take the quizzes if it's too easy.
May be sign up for some young children is good.
If I buy something that is not in deep discounted, my father will punish me; everyone will laugh at me. I will be the strange kid who doesn't fit in.
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Nov 22, 2003
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This course is endorsed by Slippin' Jimmy so it must be good.
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Apr 17, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Great free course. Everyone should take it.
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Aug 5, 2012
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Richmond Hill
I took it last month and it is good as a starter. Things were omitted mostly related to what financial institutions involvement and how they benefit from it as well as alternative to financial institutions.

I DO recommend it.
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May 19, 2009
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I took it last month. It's a pretty good basic course for people new to finances. I actually did learn a few new things and the course does explain in a straightforward manner. Only took about 2 hours and I like that they have the transcript version so that I can do the course without needing to turn up the volume.
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May 7, 2015
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Definitely worth taking if you're a beginner in finance and need somewhere to start. This is what got my wife to learn the basics!

IMO, you could skip the lessons on strategic budget building by going right to the quiz (unless you don't have a good idea of where your money is going) and behavioral finance (which is something that would take much longer to have any kind of useful understanding of it).
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Agreed
Very basic. Did learn a thing or 2 as well. Took about 2 hours to complete all the modules.

Now I have a finance degree from McGill.

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