Walmart typically advertises ways to “get” our money, whether it’s the latest gadget, housewares, or clothing.
But now Walmart is opening up a different conversation about money through financial literacy.
Walmart has partnered with Khan Academy to offer a new free financial literacy course for everyone from associates to customers to community members.
Money management is an essential life skill that many Americans don’t learn growing up, but master on their own. And Walmart said he recognizes it the mental and physical cost that the stress of money can bring.
A survey of the American Psychological Association last fall found that money is an overwhelming source of stress for Americans, with 83 percent saying inflation is their source of stress.
Of these, more than half, 57%, indicated that having enough money to pay for daily expenses was their main source of financial stress.
While these times are trying for anyone, knowing the basics of managing money can help ease the stress.
Khan Academy’s virtual course offers articles, videos, and exercises to master personal finance skills, which can help strengthen financial skills, reduce stress, and make choices that lead to a healthier financial future, Walmart said in a blog post.
Several key finance topics are covered in this comprehensive training, including:
- Budget and savings
- Consumer credit
- Financial goals
- Loans and debts
- Investments and retirement
- Scams and fraud
- Careers and training
Walmart employees interested in taking the course can contact One.Walmart.com/FinancialLiteracy and select “Get Started” to take the course for free.
Community members can take the course for free at KhanAcademy.org.
This story was reported from Detroit.