Financial Health for Young Adults

Financial Health for Young Adults uses an innovative approach to educate young adults about the ways in which financial stress affects their physical, mental, and social health. The course guides young adults to become more aware of their own economic behaviors and choices, so that they can begin to make changes using practical tools and exercises. With an instructional approach that takes into account a young adult’s physical, social, and psychological environment, this course demonstrates how their personal values affect their financial decisions and health choices.

You Will Learn:

  • How to apply the practical tools and exercises to begin the journey towards improving financial health
  • How to reflect on personal goals and the barriers to achieving these goals
  • Why most budgeting and personal finance classes are ineffective – and what can be done about it
  • How to use the “Asset Building Continuum” as a means to building financial and employment stability, even when you have limited resources
  • Understanding the role of personal values on financial behaviors
  • The concept of Internal Inconsistency and its role in personal decision-making
  • Exploring the impact of community on financial and employment decision-making
  • The ineffectiveness of Rational Behavior Education for addressing financial and employment topics
  • The role of routines, habits, and willpower in financial and health behaviors
  • The Time Value of Income and Expenses
  • The impact of financial stress on decision-making
  • The impact of financial stress on personal health
  • Strategies for saving and improved money management, even when you have limited resources

You Will Receive:

  • A personalized portfolio with tools and exercises
  • A certificate of course completion
  • Bootstraps Asset Building Education curriculum and hands-on tools for continued practice
  • Access to Financial Health Institute’s online library and resources
  • Bootstraps Forums to discuss progress and implementation of the curriculum and to have financial health questions answered by faculty and professionals in the field
  • Continued communication and support from Financial Health Institute faculty
  • Quarterly Financial Health Institute Newsletter

Commitment: 8 content hours

Financial Health for Young Adults
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