Introduction to the Course


The purpose of this advanced presentation on personal finance is to help college freshmen to broaden their financial understanding and gain money management skills that will be useful throughout their college experience and for the rest of their lives. Though freshmen have varying backgrounds and levels of experience with regard to personal finance, the thirteen lessons in this course have been selected to cover a variety of topics, building a solid, advanced understanding necessary subjects. Upon the completion of this course, we hope that those who would like to further progress in their financial understanding will visit the Advanced College Course, which provides additional detail.

Please allocate between 45 minutes to an hour for each chapter reading, and an hour to watch the video. For those not doing the entire lesson in order, we recommend you first complete chapters 1, 2, and 3, and then the remaining chapters in any order.


Lesson Manual

Click here for the free online manual for these lessons (PDF).



These videos were recorded during the Fall 2013 semester of the Finance 418 Financial Planning class at Brigham Young University. 

The video for each section can be found in its respective chapter.