If you want to learn how to make smart financial decisions, save more and eliminate debt, you're in luck. Today, there are plenty of online personal finance classes offering money-management lessons.
Still, "people need to keep in mind that online personal finance courses should be seen as an education resource and not specific personal financial advice," says Drew Feutz, a certified financial planner at Market Street Wealth Management Advisors in Indianapolis. "The information learned from taking a personal finance course should be applied within the context of your own financial situation, rather than following everything that is taught 100% to a T."
"Some things that you learn about in a personal finance course may not be applicable to you or may not be appropriate to implement in your own life," Feutz adds, noting that too often, people read or hear something from a personal finance expert or a course that they are compelled to act on.
However, some personal finance class lessons can not only help you boost your money-management skills but also inspire you to reflect on saving and spending patterns and help you build a strong foundation for future success.