By now, you’re probably desperate for fall semester to just be over already. Exams are staring down at you. You’re spending more time in the library than in your dorm room. And the absolute last thing that you want to hear about right now is more classwork. But I think you may want to check these videos out during your holiday break. Khan Academy, an online education resource, has partnered with Practical Money Skills for Life to produce a series of quick and helpful videos about financial literacy. It won’t feel like schoolwork because you’ll be shaping your financial future.
- Time Value of Money – Learn about how your money changes over time and how to build your personal savings.
- What it Means to Buy a Company’s Stock – The stock market can be scary and complicated, Khan Academy breaks it down for you so that it’s easier to understand.
- Basics of the U.S. Income Tax Rate – No one likes paying taxes, but it’s an essential part of growing up. Learn more about the income tax rate in this short video.
By just spending a few minutes watching these videos over your holiday break, you can enter the new year with a stronger understanding of your personal finances. It’s easy to say that you will save money, but it’s hard to put that into practice without getting prepared. Find these videos and more at Practical Money Skills.by JohnH