Thank you for subscribing to this course on personal finance. My hope is that this will help you learn some valuable skills that will help you for the rest of your life as you manage your time, money, and other resources. The course includes 180 lessons on personal finance, intended for young people just starting out in life.
Each week, there will be a short essay or other assignment and several reading assignments. The last lesson of each week will consist of a weekly review.
Occasionally, I will include a lesson I call an “Entrepreneur Spotlight, giving real-‐life examples of business innovators, past and present.
My background is in economics. I have a master’s in economics from Clemson University, a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University, and over fifteen years of teaching experience. I consider personal finance a kind of “applied economics.” I have a strong commitment to the ideas of liberty, as you may observe as you move through the course.
In the process of teaching personal finance, I teach personal management. I think that abiding by this kind of agreement is vital to ethical, productive management of one’s own life. It is important that children see parents modeling this behavior, which is why we ask that parents show their children the purchase receipt for this course before they begin.
Thanks again for taking my course, and I wish you the best over the coming months.