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

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276 reviews

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....

Top reviews

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.

May 8, 2021

Amazing course highly recommended for all students, youth, teens so they have the knowledge prior before getting to the stage where they actually need to execute these things and save

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By William M

May 19, 2021

Excelente forma de conocer estrategias para organizar las finanzas personales y tener éxito con las metas y forma de vida que uno quiere.

By Peninnah P

May 6, 2021

Very insightful course that has helped me gain a better understanding of finances in all areas possible and that are important to me

By Alysa M

May 20, 2021

This course was highly informative, and a helpful educational tool for Financial Planning. Highly recommended for any young adults!

By Keane C

Aug 8, 2020

Comprehensive guide for undergraduate students to know things needed to know on planning ahead for the future personal well-being.

By Marco A C

Apr 13, 2020

It is a very comprehensive course! The information provided is precious for everyone having a hard time in financial planning!

By mohit b

May 23, 2021

great start to those who value money and the future. the key idea is to start early and keep consistency with your finances.

By alexander m

May 9, 2021

It only covers basic knowledge, but if you are totally new to the material, you would probably find the course very helpful

By manoj p

May 1, 2021

Excellent course to get started with the financial concepts that provided me with insights and a foundation to build up on.

By Elisavet M

Apr 22, 2021

I really enjoyed not only the content of the course but also the professors. Found it extremely useful and helrful as well

By Naimur R

May 2, 2021

I learnt a lot of things about Personal Finance, Risk, Insurance and much more. I'd recommend everyone to do this course.


Apr 29, 2021

Awesome course!! Must for 20-25 young adults. I have learnt lot of financial basics. This course really helps me. Thank!

By devendra s

Feb 6, 2021

The course is really useful for young generation. Some practical methods will help youngsters to do Financial Management

By Dipak

May 18, 2021

The course was good you can finish it within few days if you consistent and the knowledge you will get is priceless.

By Edgar P

Mar 11, 2021

As my first background on financial planning this course provided the ground to take action on my personal finances.

By Pauline M

Jun 7, 2021

T​his course taught me alot. As a young adult learning to be independent, I am now able to manage my finances well.

By 1736_Mihir S

May 10, 2021

Gives a brief overview to all the topics included in the course with proper examples which are easy to understand.

By chawannut S

Mar 1, 2021

This course made me understand about financial better than before. Also I was enjoy so much to study in the class.

By Ni K P

May 30, 2021

I really like this, I got new knowledge and new insight. Thank you for create this course, this is was amazing!

By Roshen R I

May 16, 2021


the first thing , as a student , I will do is to seek help from university CFP to help me out and guide me

By Lucas P D

Feb 13, 2021

Without a doubt it is an excellent course, it is online so what I can do is send an online hug to the teachers!

By Sunayna J

Apr 30, 2021

I really loved the course, looking forward to more courses from the university, the faculties were fantastic.


May 29, 2021

A very great course that will give you the much needed knowledge to help you arrange your financial future.

By Miw C

Feb 6, 2021

This course is really helpful and useful for me. Thank you for your kindness to have this course online.

By Mladen

May 15, 2021

Great course.

Even, if You have some knowledge about the topic, it is possible to learn something new .

By Kriti B

Nov 16, 2020

Quite knowledgeable course esp for young people. Amazed to know about the time value of money/savings.