I’m Elvira (Elly) Valdez, a former public school teacher and financial advisor. I’m excited to introduce you to the Financial Literacy course on Khan Academy!
I believe that financial literacy is crucial for everyone. By understanding the basics of personal finance, you can make informed decisions about your money, avoid common mistakes, and build a secure future. This course is structured in a way that helps you build on your knowledge and apply it to your own life.
When complete, this course will cover a wide range of topics, including budgeting, saving, investing, credit, debt, and insurance.
Our initial release in December ’22 includes two mastery-enabled units: Budgeting & Saving and Consumer Credit. Both units feature engaging articles and videos designed to help learners understand the importance of saving and spending wisely. They also include exercises that will put your new knowledge to the test and empower you to take control of your own financial literacy journey. A third unit, Additional Resources, contains a selection of videos and articles curated from our Personal Finance course to reinforce key topics.
We are so excited to provide this new resource that will be beneficial to learners because it aligns with our mission to provide free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
I hope you’ll check it out and join us on this journey to financial literacy!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can we expect to see the rest of the units?
Our goal is to release the remaining course units in July 2023, just in time for the back-to-school season. These units will tackle key topics that we believe are essential for learners. In 2024, we plan to build on this foundation by expanding the course to include a wider range of topics and more challenging exercises.
Who is this course for?
This course has been designed with the US financial system in mind, but the concepts and tips it discusses are valuable for learners all over the world. The course is aligned to state standards, so it can be easily integrated into a high school curriculum. It’s also great for the general public.
Which state standards will this course cover?
This course initially addresses Texas and Florida’s state standards for financial literacy. However, as we continue to develop the course, we aim to incorporate standards from other states that also require financial literacy education, including Michigan, Alabama, and Iowa, among others.
What grades is this course meant for?
Although this course is designed to meet high school state standards, the topics and examples cover everyday scenarios that are applicable to learners of all ages.