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Apply Critical Thinking to Make Sound Financial Decisions


Financial literacy is about more than just setting a budget – it’s about deploying critical-thinking skills to make the financial decisions that are best for you. Learn from FoolProof Foundation how to approach these decisions with a healthy skepticism that will protect you from manipulative marketers and scam artists.

In this self-paced class, students will get an introduction to financial literacy. They will learn to recognize the tactics that advertisers and marketers use to try to manipulate consumers. Students will learn how to avoid impulse buying and how to form their own opinions about products and services through independent research. As they explore financial decision-making, students will sharpen their critical-thinking skills and discover how to deploy these skills in day-to-day life.

What You Will Learn


Sharpen your critical-thinking skills and learn how to use these skills to make sensible financial decisions.

  • Develop a basic understanding of financial literacy.
  • Learn tips for avoiding impulse buying.
  • Find out how to recognize and evaluate marketing and media spin tactics.
  • Understand how to form your own opinion through independent research.
  • Be prepared to deploy critical thinking in everyday life.

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Note: This course is not for credit.

Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment. 

In response to COVID-19 health guidelines, we have restructured our in-person Junior Academy workshops as online courses. Contact us at if you have questions.


Course Number: EDUC-80037
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)