Fiscal Fitness: Personal Finance Lesson 1

You might be at the top of your class with a great résumé, connections, and job prospects to prove it, but without financial know-how it’ll be hard to reach your goals.

That’s where Finance 418 comes in. The course, developed by finance professor Bryan Sudweeks, focuses on smart money management and is one of the Marriott School of Management’s highest-rated classes.

To help even more people learn to manage money like pros, Sudweeks and other Marriott School professors have created personal finance lessons for all skill levels and stages of life.

Each week, we’ll be bringing you a summary—infographic style—of the online lessons right here. For the full course materials and videos, visit

Personal Finance Basics- Lesson 1