Course Description-Personal Finance prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances. Appropriate work-based learning strategies include career shadowing and service learning. Related activities in DECA, FBLA, and FCCLA provide the opportunity for students to apply personal financial planning skills in authentic settings.
Units (with course weight)
Understand How to Take Charge of Your Financial Well Being (11%)
Understand the Principles of Managing Your Money (15%)
Understand the Principles of Earning (25%)
Understand the Principles of Receiving (8%)
Understand the Principles of Saving and Investing (11%)
Understand the Principles of Spending (includes protecting and borrowing) (26%)
Understand the Principles of Giving (4%)
Cell phones must be placed in the phone bag for the duration of the class. Cell phones that are visible during class time will be taken until the end of the day. After the 2nd offense, the students’ parent must pick up the phone from me at the end of the school day. I am not liable for phones not picked up on the same day.
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