Learn Financial First Aid

Weather financial emergencies and take steps to prevent them in the future.


Coronavirus changed the world in ways we never thought possible, leaving people everywhere, including those who "did everything right," feeling blindsided, helpless, and financially insecure. Yet even in these trying times, the world keeps turning and bills still need to get paid. If your financial reality has changed, Knowable’s expert team is here to help you protect your bank account, navigate uncertainty, and weather this crazy financial storm... and the next one.

You'll learn how to:

Manage emotions around money
Make smart financial decisions
Develop an opportunity mindset
Prioritize spending
Assess emergency cash reserves
Reduce discretionary expenses
Negotiate flexibility on fixed expenses
Maintain and nurture your human capital
Build an emergency fund
Limit personal debt
Invest in a bear market
Protect your savings

What you'll get

  • 1 hour of audio lessons

    Proven strategies for surviving a financial emergency.

  • Curated resources

    Save time searching. We’ve collected resources to inform your financial decisions.

  • Lesson summaries

    Be reminded of the key things you’ve learned.

  • Companion e-textbook

    When listening isn’t an option, dig into this text-based PDF.

  • Financial first aid kit

    Tools to prepare you for the next financial emergencies.

  • Recommended reading

    Additional articles to learn more about your finances.

Experts in this course

  • Ray Suarez
    Ray Suarez is a veteran reporter and anchor. He was previously the Senior Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and hosted the public radio shows America Abroad and Talk of the Nation on NPR. He now hosts World Affairs on KQED and travels worldwide as a lecturer.
  • Dr. Sarah Newcomb
    Dr. Sarah Newcomb is a Behavioral Economist at Morningstar, Inc. Dr. Newcomb holds a Ph.D. in Behavioral Economics, a master's degree in Financial Economics, and a master's certification in Personal Financial Planning.
  • Tony Steuer
    Tony Steuer is an author, podcaster, and financial expert. His books include Get Ready! A Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit and Questions and Answers on Life Insurance.
  • Michele Cagan, CPA
    Michele Cagan is a CPA, author, and financial mentor with more than 20 years of experience. She has written numerous articles and books on personal finance, investing, and accounting, including The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance, Retirement 101, Debt 101, and Real Estate Investing 101.
  • Brittney Castro
    Brittney Castro is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise, Inc., a Los Angeles-based financial planning firm whose mission is to teach women and couples the art of managing their money. She serves as the in-house Certified Financial Planner for Mint and Turbo.
  • Dr. Prudence Gourguechon
    Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, M.D. is a consultant, advisor, author, and speaker on the psychology of business. She is a past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is the current Principal at Invantage Advising.
  • Rachel Richards
    Rachel Richards is the author of two bestselling books: Money Honey and Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement. She is a real estate investor and former financial advisor.
  • Christine Benz
    Christine Benz is Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: Five-Star Strategies for Success.


  • 01
    When disaster strikes
    Meet your host, veteran reporter Ray Suarez, and understand what you can do right now to protect your finances.
  • 02
    Build your financial Plan B
    Learn how to create a contingency plan for future emergencies.

Why Knowable?

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  • Fact-checked research from credible, reliable sources

  • Connect with course leaders and ask questions

  • World-class support team committed to your success


We're confident that you'll love learning with Knowable. If you're not completely satisfied, we’ll refund you within 14 days of purchase.