Course Description: Students will be introduced to the study of personal finance and will apply their knowledge through oral and written products. Students will develop financial literacy through integrated academics, real-world examples, and practical advice. By learning how to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing, you can build a solid foundation for your financial security now and in the future.
Course Requirements: Three ring binder, notebook paper, blue or black ink pen, pencil, and computer.
Grading Procedures: (These weights are subject to slight changes)
40%--Daily grades (homework, worksheets, etc.)
20%--Quizzes and mini-projects
40%--Major tests, projects, daybooks, writing folders
It is very important for this class that you complete all of your homework. Failure to do so will cause you to fail this class no matter how well you do on tests. You cannot fail this course if you complete and turn in all of your assignments on time. Remember, this is strictly a computer-based course. Keep up with assignments through the calendar and don’t slack off on your work.
•Career planning and money management
•Banking and Consumer credit
•Investing: savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate
•Taxes, insurance, and estate planning
Course Objective: The major objective of the course is for each student to develop a realistic and honest personal financial plan for their future.