Personal finance is a more complicated topic than many realize. A recent study noted that most people in the world cannot answer three simple personal finance questions correctly. It also has become necessary to educate ourselves on personal finance on a continual basis due to the new tools and technology introduced in financial markets every day.
Fortunately, the University of Illinois has partnered with iGrad to provide a resource for you to expand your knowledge of financial topics. iGrad is an online financial literacy platform with a nine-module financial literacy course covering the following topics:
- Financial Health
- Smart Spending
- Student Loans
- Credit Cards
- Credit Reports
- Identity Theft
- Your Paycheck
In addition to having a robust financial literacy course, iGrad contains hundreds of articles, infographics, resources, tools and videos to help you make a variety of financial decisions. Use your Illinois NetID and Enterprise password to get started.
Written by Andrea Pellegrini, University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center