Q: Are you aware of a local resource (such as an adult learning class) that teaches a young adult how to handle personal finances? Topics would include banking ins and outs (such as fees and how to avoid them), bill payment, budget creation and the like.
A: Local community colleges are great resources when wanting to learn about personal finances. They often offer introduction-style classes on topics like personal finance, investing and budgeting that people can utilize as a way to get familiar with handling their finances.
There are several colleges in the Sacramento area that offer valuable courses to consider, depending on your preference of an online or in-person course and the number of the sessions you wish to take. Sierra College has a vast selection of online classes that offer flexible and convenient scheduling, with lessons twice a week for two months. They offer entry-level courses in stocks, personal finance and credit, and spending and saving while learning to track your money.
Some of these online courses also run through the Placer School for Adults--you can see the full list here, and be sure to take some time to browse through the other online business and finance classes. Placer School for Adults also offers an in-person class (information available in their online catalog) on the "Fundamentals of Financial Planning," which introduces budgeting and saving plans as well as asset allocation strategies--all in just two sessions!
These classes are convenient and affordable, and a great resource for people (at any age!) who wish to learn more about personal finance.