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Training Resources for Personal Finance

Find resources to educate your community on Quicken software and personal finance

Training Resources for Personal Finance 
Elliot Harmon and Ariel Gilbert-Knight - April 10, 2012
Intuit donates bundles of Quicken Deluxe 2010 and Quicken Premier 2010 to nonprofits and public libraries that provide training in personal financial literacy, small business development, and workforce training. Unlike most other software available at TechSoup, you can distribute copies to students in your program. In this article, we've compiled several resources that you can use in your trainings, both on using Quicken and on personal finance in general.

The digital divide isn't just about Internet access. People and communities that can't use computers or get online suffer numerous inconveniences. Experts say that communities with limited Internet access and skills pay a de facto non-adoption tax in the form of higher prices for essential goods and services. Many nonprofits and public libraries fight those inequities by offering formal and informal training to their communities in computer and Internet use as well as topics like budgeting, saving money, and personal finance.

Donated bundles of Quicken Deluxe and Quicken Premier are available at TechSoup to nonprofits and public libraries that provide training in personal financial literacy, small business development, or workforce training. Unlike most other software available at TechSoup, you can distribute copies to students in your program.

The Quicken bundles available at TechSoup contain only the CD-ROMs. In this short article, we've compiled the most useful resources we could find to help you train and support your students in using Quicken, and in personal finance in general.

Quicken Installation and Getting Started

Quicken Support from Intuit

General Financial Management Resources

Resources from Intuit

These resource pages on the Quicken website include easy-to-understand videos and articles on personal budgeting and financial literacy.

Training Modules

These training modules on financial literacy were produced by Connect Your Community. You can customize and reuse them for noncommercial purposes, under a Creative Commons license.

For more reusable training modules and general information about training and curriculum development, see Training the Public in Internet Use.

Personal Financial Management Videos

Common Craft has produced a number of financial literacy videos. These "for evaluation only" videos are free; you can pay a licensing fee for access to the full, unedited videos for use in your training sessions.

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