There is a glaring lack of financial literacy today. With college loan debt, credit card interest, pricey car leases and sky-high housing costs, the need is clear. This tuition-free program will expand your life-skill set and guide you toward being financially responsible and independent.
The first tier of the program, Fundamentals of Financial Literacy, is a self-paced program with no prerequisites for ages 15 and up.
Psst, It’s Not That Tough
“I’ve learned everything I know about financials from the Morgan Franklin Fellowship program. I have probably learned things there that I wouldn’t be able to learn in school – maybe anywhere else. They make lessons and material easy to understand, and fun as well!”
Ella Chhom, 2019 Fellow
Level 01 students learn the fundamentals of financial independence through topics such as budgeting, managing credit and financial planning. The self-paced curriculum fits into your rigorous schedules. Upon successful completion of the Financial Literacy course, students earn the title Morgan Franklin Financial Fellow (MFF Fellow) and can then apply to other MFF programs.
Our first-year students learn to:
- Earning Income: Maximizing potential
- Buying Goods & Services: Informed spending decisions through planning
- The Value of Savings: Time, interest rates and inflation
- Using Credit: Credit options, risk, credit score, lenders
- Financial Investing: Investment vehicles, risk, rate of return, diversification
- Protecting and Insuring: Financial risk of lost income, assets, health or identity
MFF is a great opportunity for everyone, no matter what an individual’s age or where they come from. We discussed investment strategies, how aggressive to be in the market, even Ponzi schemes. These are things I wouldn’t normally have an opportunity to talk about.