MoneyCoach is a free curriculum based entirely on short, animated videos, the most effective way to learn according to researchers. Who said education couldn't be effective and fun?
Yup! All our videos are hosted on Youtube and our costs are less than $1,000 per year. Plus, our costs are covered by the revenue we get from Youtube advertising. But, even when it didn't, we covered it out of our own pockets. We consider MoneyCoach a public service and intend to fund it into perpetuity.
In most cases, yes! The only thing we explicitly forbid you from doing is embedding our videos in your product or website unless the product is entirely free and designed for education. Otherwise, as long as you provide a link back to our website, feel free to link or embed our Youtube videos whenever and wherever. You don't even need to ask for permission!
Aside: If you want to use our videos on your website without the YouTube player and corresponding advertisements, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work out a licensing deal.
Yes! Unlike many other educational tools, we believe firmly that financial education without product recommendations is well... silly! We may tell you to open a bank account but if we don't tell you which one, that limits how actionable our content can be.
We are currently are not paid for the vast majority of what we recommend our website and we intend to keep it that way. To put it bluntly, we are not going to compromise our mission (free education) by recommending a worse product just to get paid. Not only is just the wrong thing to do, we just don't need to. Our costs are extremely low and covered by Youtube advertising!See our recommendations
We sure do! Every video in the MoneyCoach curriculum has an associated, six-question quiz. You can download all of our quizzes here.