Introduction to the Course

Purpose

The purpose of this advanced complete college course on personal finance is to help you understand that personal finance is not separate from, but simply part of, the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help you develop your own Personal Financial Plan. This lesson follows the counsel of our leaders who advise "Plan your financial future early, then live your plan" (Ezra Taft Benson, "To the Elderly in the Church," Ensign, Nov. 1989, 4.) It covers thirty-five chapters, and is the most detailed lesson on this website. Our goal is to give you a detailed and informative view of the many different areas of personal finance so you can develop, with the tools provided, your own Personal Financial Plan.

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 and 2, and then the remaining chapters in any order.

 

Lesson Manual

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

 

Videos

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.