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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Financial Planning for Young Adults by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

Financial Planning for Young Adults (FPYA), developed in partnership with the CFP Board, is designed to provide an introduction to basic financial planning concepts for young adults. The FPYA course is organized across eight separate modules within a 4-week window. Topics covered include financial goal setting, saving and investing, budgeting, financial risk, borrowing and credit. Because financial planning is such a personal topic, you will be encouraged to define your own financial goals and objectives while we discuss concepts and provide tools which can be applied in helping you reach those goals. Within each module, you will view a combination of traditional lecture style videos along with video vignettes that introduce financial topics for discussion among participants. The video vignettes provide a unique and exciting component to this course. Each vignette introduces a real-world scenario where financial decisions must be made and financial planning concepts can be applied. You will be challenged to think critically about each scenario and decide how you might come to a resolution if ever faced with a similar situation. Finally, the course also includes material throughout which is focused on career opportunities in financial planning, including video interviews with actual CFP® professionals and other professionals working in this exciting and growing career area. The final module in the class is devoted to the topic of financial planning as a career....

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May 10, 2021

this course is really beneficial, I highly recommend it to people of any age. I was in doubt about it because I read it is good for young people, but I learned a lot from this course. Thank you all.


Jan 2, 2021

I learned a lot, things are very well explained and slow so that you don't miss anything and so that you understand everything perfectly. Its perfect for beginners and for young adults.

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By Marco

Jun 17, 2021

Ciertamente uno de los mejores cursos que he hecho en mi vida!!! Lástima no lo hice cuando jóven. Presenta mucha información a la que se le puede obtener muchísimo provecho y pienso que deberían incluir éstos conocimientos desde la escuela inicial. De verdad, excelente!!!!

By Animesh K

Aug 2, 2020

I really love this course and I recomend to all the student to take this course because in this time we all need to have some financial goal.

we are all working for money but money management is a great skill so, that is also the reason to take this course.

thank you!

By Llewellyn S

May 24, 2021

I've learned so much to this course. Thank you to the Instructors who teaches us how to do the right process in our Finances. I highly recommended this course not only for the Young Adult but also to those people, who are not capable of managing their own finances.

By Erika L

Jul 14, 2020

I learned so much about how to finance money for when I get into the "real world". I highly recommend anyone to take this course no matter how old or young they are. I'm only 17 and the things I learned in this course will help me for the future.

By Praveen K R

Apr 27, 2021

Great Course for starting with Personal Finance Management and Strategies for Young Adults. I have learnt a lot of things in this course which will be helping me in making a financial decision in my life. Thank You all for Offering this Course.

By Anita G

Apr 30, 2021

The course is really good for young people who are just starting to earn and stepping out of home. I am 36 and it took this course bit late and I wish I had access to such information in my 20s, may be my planning would have been even better

By Ellen F

May 17, 2021

This course is very helpful to all individual specially the youth. I've learned a lot on how to handle my finances and do the budget to achieve my dreams and goals in life. Thank you to the instructor for sharing your expertise to us.

By Namgay R

Sep 15, 2022

This Course has proved very helpful in building up my basic knowledge in financial management and future planning. I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to become financially independent in our life.

By Jesus R

Jan 18, 2021

Great course! The information provided in this course can be financially life changing for anyone, regardless of age, but the sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. Make your money work smarter for you.

By Sachith M

Apr 22, 2021

Excellent course, I had learned a lots of new things specially how to manage expenses, saving strategies, risk management , importance of a good credit history etc. Thanks for Creating such valuable course.

By Mubtasim I B

May 2, 2021

It was excellent experience. I would recommend this course to anyone below 30. It is extremely important for young adults to know about money management and how to use money for investment and future plan.


Jun 9, 2021

Learning the basics of Financial Planning refreshes my knowledge needed for my coaching practice. This course rekindled my passion to do financial coaching to help my coachees reach their financial goals.

By shirin b

May 11, 2021

this course is really beneficial, I highly recommend it to people of any age. I was in doubt about it because I read it is good for young people, but I learned a lot from this course. Thank you all.

By Güneş K

May 21, 2021

Excellent course, great pacing, clear and audible speech. Absolutely perfect. Content is made easier to understand. I'm looking forward to using all the knowledge I've acquired from this course!

By Daniela M

Jan 3, 2021

I learned a lot, things are very well explained and slow so that you don't miss anything and so that you understand everything perfectly. Its perfect for beginners and for young adults.

By Ashwin S

Jun 3, 2021

Really had a good time learning about Financial Planning for Young Adults. Hope this will help in many circumstances throughout Life!!

Thank You!! Waiting for upcoming Courses!!

By Hanifah

Feb 27, 2021

Amazing! This course makes me understanding the financial planning stuff more than what my 2nd year of accounting major did. Thanks, coursera and CITL of University of Illinois.

By Aulia A

Jun 26, 2021

this course provides videos and texts which makes it easier to learn about the topics. also you can download the topics of each module! great experience with this course

By Mriana N A

Feb 25, 2021

This course is very important and useful, especially for young people, in order to take into account the investment early in order to accumulate more money in the future


Feb 19, 2021

The course is very good & helpful. just MS Kathyrn materials (PDF) not clear and questions tricky and no hints about under which condition, Thanks for the course.

By chatchamon p

Apr 17, 2021

fundamental knowledge for young adult in financial planing, encourage students to start speculate their finance, and start saving. Very useful and easy to follow


Aug 8, 2020

This course is a must needed one for the youth who is or about to get financial independency. The course structure, mentors, assessments are all of top quality.

By Lisa B

May 28, 2020

Goes more in depth with financial planning than I thought. Very detailed and very good at explaining what I previously perceived as difficult topics to discuss.

By Nicole A S

May 7, 2021

The course was very concise and easy to understand. The professors explained the lessons thoroughly. Thank you for making this learning experience possible.

By Arini S

Sep 6, 2021

it is a good course for everyone who want to have good planning for their financial. it gives us basic knowledge. like how to use loan wisely, and so on