Lessons

  • Overview
  • Introduction to Stop Spending Leaks (Video) [1:08]
  • Lesson 1: Spending Triggers and Planning Tools (Video) [5:06]
  • Lesson 2: Buying Food (Video) [9:20]
  • Lesson 3: Transportation and Utilities (Video) [6:37]
  • Lesson 4: Financial and Entertainment Savings (Video) [5:52]
  • Post-Course Survey

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Money. Does it buy happiness? It’s unclear. In any case, we can’t live without it, and we can definitely benefit from better management of it. However, while there are plenty of online tools and strategies about money management, it can be difficult to figure out a method that works for you. In this course, you will learn about:

  • Five key areas where people spend most of their discretionary income
  • Traps and leaks and how to identify and avoid
  • Potential spending triggers
  • Potential spending leaks
  • Ways to save money

This course is led by Susan Shockey, Ph.D., a senior researcher at USDA. She has been published in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning and is an associate professor at Ohio State University.