An innovative course from The Open University, You and Your Money: Personal Finance in Context, aims to put the consumer firmly in control of their decision making in money matters. If you are planning for your retirement or already retired and taking a new look at your finances, this course may benefit you.
Already the course has drawn huge interest, with an extra 1,000 students recently signing up, making the course total for 2007 an impressive 3,000 students. The course draws on some of the most common issues affecting consumers – borrowing and debt, planning for retirement, family finances, for example – and will develop consumers’ practical skills.
Personal finance planning tools are included in the course materials, and a personal tutor is available to provide advice and guidance.
Course chair Ian Fribbance said, “Taken together, the knowledge and understanding students gain from studying You and Your Money will deliver two types of skills: skills that are highly practical and relevant in their everyday life, and academically-relevant skills that are useful for further study, particularly in social sciences and business courses.”