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Financial Literacy: E-Learning Videos

This guide provides a general overview of financial literacy, including reading materials, videos and personal finance resources at Toronto Metropolitan University Library.

Money Management Skills: The Great Courses

Money Management Skills: The Great Courses

Money management can be intimidating. Fortunately, most of us only need to learn a few basic principles to make good financial decisions. Get a comprehensive overview of what everyday people need to know. Whether you're just getting started in life or contemplating retirement, this course offers an excellent primer with all the information you need to build a financial plan to achieve your goals.

More Personal Finance Online Modules

McGill Personal Finance Essentials

If you're ready to take charge of your personal finances, then you're in the right place. From budgeting to borrowing, real estate and beyond, invest a few hours in this free, online course and you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to make a lifetime of smart financial decisions. Taught by professors from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, the course is open to everyone.  

Finish all course modules to receive a McGill Personal Finance Essentials attestation of completion.


7 Videos on Financial Basics with Ellen Roseman

These eight e-learning videos complement the Financial Basics workshop material and provide an accessible alternative way to boost financial knowledge and plan a more secure financial future. The Financial Basics e-Learning Project was jointly developed by The Chang School at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada with the assistance of the Ontario Securities Commission.


Module 1: How do I prepare a budget?

Module 2: How do I live within my means?

Module 3: Understanding credit

Module 4: Dealing with debt

Module 5: Saving and investing

Module 6: Do you have a financial plan?

Module 7: How to protect yourself from financial fraud



5 Tips for Personal Finance - Shannon Lee Simmons

In this 30-minute webinar, financial expert Shannon Lee Simmons will provide you with her top five financial tips that could help you navigate these uncertain times. Join her in what promises to be an enlightening conversation about what you need to know to keep your finances healthy in the age of COVID-19. Top 5 is a new live webinar series for TMU’s alumni and friends. These complimentary 30-minute sessions will provide succinct and practical guidance on a variety of issues, from personal finance to staying healthy. Source:

All the financial advice you’ll ever need fits on a single index card - PBS NewsHour

At first glance, fiscal planning can seem more complex and time-consuming than it’s worth. But according to Professor Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago, you can fit all the financial advice you’ll ever really need on a single index card. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at Pollack’s ten easy tips for simple and sensible money management.

Financial Literacy, Illuminated! - Annamaria Lusardi

Dr. Annamaria Lusardi explains why now, more than ever, our society needs to be financially literate. Annamaria Lusardi is Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business. Are you prepared to make smart saving and investing decisions? A simple, three-question quiz may be all you need to know whether that answer is yes or no.

Test your own knowledge by answering the questions yourself.