I will be the first to admit that learning about personal finance management did not happen until after I got my first job. Because of this, I found myself flailing to stay on top of my finances even though I had steady income coming in. Given that my friends and family members were in the same boat, I turned to the next best thing…the Internet. I can proudly say that I am comfortable with everything from credit to investing in the stock market. Here are some useful websites that helped me become proficient in personal finance management. And because you don’t need a certificate, the cost to learn is minimal.
- Coursera has a free personal financial management course that covers critical topics such as budgeting, mutual funds, and investing rules – debt vs equity.
- Udemy has a KES 2000 course on four pillars of personal finance that includes topics such as planning for retirement, monthly budgeting, reducing personal expenses, among other things.
- Edx has an introductory course that allows you to be smarter decision-maker through suggested frameworks and tools to help you make sound professional and personal decisions. Edx works with top institutions to bring cheap user-friendly content.