Lifelong Learner? How to Save Money and Expand Your Skills

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Learning is a lifelong process, especially when it comes to skills that could help you further your career or knowledge that is just your own personal betterment. We don’t have to stop learning just because we finish school! Adults can continue gaining knowledge and embracing new skills and talents throughout their lives. It just takes a little time and dedication. Here are three great platforms for online courses that you can sign up for today.


Coursera offers over 2,000 courses from schools like Stanford, Yale and plenty of others. You don’t need to apply to sign up and you can join for free. Then you can choose from classes in subjects like data science, computer science, languages, business and more. It’s a great way to build career skills and sharpen your mind. They have over 1,900 courses offered for free and the rest you can pay a nominal fee to sign up for. Head to their website to browse through the different courses and specializations.


Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 55,000 courses and over 15 million students signed up. You can learn about IT & software, web development, programming languages, coding, marketing and plenty of other skills you can apply in the workplace. Using Udemy, you don’t need to devote a lot of time to learning a whole new skill or practice that can make you an even better candidate for various jobs you might be interested in.


edX has a smaller selection of courses — around 1,600 right now. But they are all free and you can choose from over 100 leading institutions to take them from, including Harvard, MIT, Microsoft and more. Over 12 million members are using edX right now. It’s easy to login and browse through courses in language, economics & finance, engineering, humanities, business and more. After choosing a course, simply sign up and start learning!

It’s affordable and easy to start increasing your knowledge base with these online platforms for free courses. Check them out today so you can make yourself a better job applicant and have access to greater income.

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Mary Beth Eastman

Mary Beth Eastman serves as the content manager for Versus Reviews, where she is dedicated to helping readers compare popular products. Mary Beth has a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has focused her 20-year journalism career on putting readers front and center, carefully considering their concerns and presenting information that will help them in their everyday lives. She has won numerous statewide journalism awards. Her writing has been featured on numerous websites in addition to Versus Reviews, including the Huffington Post and the Lexington Law blog. Mary Beth resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her family and two rescue dogs.

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