McGill Personal Finance Essentials

in collaboration with RBC Future Launch and The Globe and Mail

McGill Personal Finance Essentials is a free, online personal finance course offered in English and French, four times per year. Taught by professors from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, the course is open to everyone!

From budgeting to borrowing, real estate and beyond, invest a few hours in this free, online course1 and you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to make a lifetime of smart financial decisions.

Finish all course modules to receive a McGill Personal Finance Essentials attestation of completion2.

McGill Personal Finance Essentials

McGill Desautels l RBC Future Launch l The Globe and Mail

Financial Literacy in Canada: Resources for Educators and Youth

McGill Personal Finance Essentials Director Benjamin Croitoru recently sat down with Gail Henderson, Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Queen's University Faculty of Law, to discuss how Canadian elementary school teachers are addressing financial literacy in the classroom. Their conversation touched on the role of the Canadian Financial Literacy Database, how financial literacy teaching materials differ depending on their source, the role of financial regulators in protecting everyday Canadians, and even some advice for parents of young children.

Financial Literacy in Canada: Insights from Teaching and Research

In May 2021, McGill Personal Finance Essentials Director Benjamin Croitoru sat down with Pierre-Carl Michaud, Director of HEC Montreal’s Retirement and Savings Institute, to discuss the state of personal finances in Canada. Their conversation covered a range of topics including the importance of financial education in society, how Canadians compare financially with citizens from other countries, the impact of COVID-19 on our personal finances, common financial mistakes that Canadians make, and advice for young people just starting their financial planning journeys.

Cette discussion est également disponible en français ici.

Take charge of your financial future

Learn from the best

Learn from the best

McGill’s professors are world-class researchers and teachers who bring passion and experience to the course.

Learn at your pace

Learn at your pace

All learning modules and tests are online, so you can complete the course when and where it’s best for you.

Learn for free

Learn for free

Financial literacy is key to achieving important life goals. That’s why we have made this course free for anyone ready to invest in themselves.

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1 McGill Personal Finance Essentials in collaboration with RBC Future Launch and The Globe and Mail offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect those of the individual professor and are subject to change.

2 The McGill Personal Finance Essentials course is intended for personal knowledge and skills development. The course is non-credit non-transcript and does not count towards any McGill University program, degree, diploma or certificate.

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