Benjamin Franklin once remarked, "Time is money. Isn't that wise? Now, may I finally have my turn as president?" Today's Groupon is largely about the Benjamins: for $99, you get a three-hour Consumer Education class from Capstone Financial School (a $199 value).
Taught by venerable instructors, Capstone Financial School's Consumer Education course wrangles the concepts and strategies of long-term financial planning into easily understandable lessons for students in any phase of their financial lives. Three-hour classes are held Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and teach the finer points of useful financial tools. For example, everyday budgeting gives students the chance to craft a personalized plan that helps them to live comfortably within their means while still saving for wallet-friendly diamond underwear. Courses also impart tips on the smart purchase of items such as cars and cell phones and savvy methods for managing various types of debt. Students also leave classes better informed on where to place their savings after a discussion of the pros and cons of banks, credit unions, and home vaults shaped like washing machines.