Rasiel Offering Online Personal Finance Course to High Schoolers this Spring

After the success of her online course Irrational Behavior in Financial Decision-Making this fall, DFE Teaching Director and Eads Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Economics Emma Rasiel will offer another online course to 9th-12th graders in spring 2021. The focus of the course will be personal finance, and it will run from April 12 to May 5. Students will spend two hours per week in live Zoom sessions with Professor Rasiel and 2 hours per week on asynchronous study materials, including problems and games to reinforce the lessons learned.

By the end of the course, students will understand why Einstein called compound interest the “eighth wonder of the world;” why Warren Buffett advised, “Do not save what is left after spending; instead, spend what is left after saving;” and why Barack Obama noted that “a budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.”

Learn more about the course and apply on the Duke Continuing Studies website.