Everything you need to know about personal finance in the U.S, presented through concise, engaging, animated videos.


The personal finance course by MoneyCoach offers comprehensive education on managing finances through engaging, animated videos. It covers a wide array of topics essential for financial literacy, such as building credit, managing debt, investing, filing taxes, and understanding credit cards. The curriculum includes practical lessons on setting up bank accounts, buying a car, renting an apartment, purchasing a house, and planning for retirement. It also delves into insurance, estate planning, and navigating financial aspects of life events like marriage, children, and divorce.

The course is designed for complete beginners, requiring no prior knowledge of personal finance, mathematics, or additional materials. It is structured into 17 sections with 53 lectures, totaling nearly three hours of content. Each video is less than five minutes long, ensuring concise and engaging delivery. Quizzes follow each video to reinforce learning.

Key lessons include understanding credit scores, avoiding credit card mistakes, filing taxes, managing loans, and rebuilding credit. The course also emphasizes getting out of credit card debt through various strategies and offers detailed guidance on applying for financial aid and managing student loans.

Investing is another crucial component, with lessons on why and how to invest, including the use of robo-advisors and understanding retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs. Car-related finances are covered extensively, from deciding whether to buy or lease to obtaining car insurance and financing.

The course aims to fill the gap in financial education, equipping students with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions. It caters to anyone eager to master personal finance, from young adults starting their financial journey to those nearing retirement, but it is not suited for those seeking advanced investment strategies.

MoneyCoach, the course creator, has developed this curriculum with input from a financial advisor, ensuring it is practical and effective. The program is accessible online, encouraging a wide audience to enhance their financial literacy and confidence.

What You’ll Learn

  • At the end of this course, students will be able to…
  • Build excellent credit
  • Manage debt, including student loans
  • Invest wisely and effortlessly
  • File a tax return
  • Get a great bank account
  • Understand credit cards
  • Understand and get six types of insurance
  • Make a spending plan
  • Buy a car
  • Find a great apartment
  • Buy a house
  • Get a jump start on retirement
  • Save for college
  • Get out of credit card debt
  • Avoid identity theft and fraud
  • Understand an estate plan
  • Navigate dating and finances
  • Navigate marriage and finances
  • Navigate children and finances
  • Navigate divorce and finances



  • No outside materials or software is required to take this course.
  • No knowledge of mathematics or statistics is required for this course.
  • No prior personal finance experience is required for this course.
  • The only thing you need is access to the internet and a willingness to learn!


This course is designed for anyone looking to gain an excellent, practical knowledge of personal finance, covering everything from to taxes to credit cards. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry! This course is designed with complete beginners in mind. No previous personal finance knowledge (or math!) is required, and you will never need outside software or materials.

As for how this course is structured, we designed it to maximize your enjoyment and engagement. That’s why we teach you an entire personal finance curriculum through a series of short (<5 min), engaging, animated videos. Each video teaches you everything you need to know (practically-speaking) about a specific topic, like investing, in a way that even a total beginner can understand. And with over 52 videos in total, more than 3 hours of content, you’ll learn everything you need to know about personal finance, from how to pay your taxes to how to buy a car to how to pay off your student loans!

Finally, as for our background, we’re MoneyCoach, a financial education startup that has spent the past year developing this curriculum (with the help of a financial advisor) to fill the void in financial education and to teach people personal finance in the most effective way possible. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!


Who this course is for

  • This course is meant for anyone looking to learn (and eventually master!) personal finance. And yes, we do mean anyone! We designed this course to be accessible and useful for everyone, especially complete beginners, whether they’re just heading off to college or just getting ready for retirement.
  • This course is NOT meant for anyone looking to learn advanced investment techniques or financial modeling.

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