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Finance Education

 
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Finance Education

Recommended Grade Level: 11 - 12

Emphasis is often put on mathematics and science, as well as history and English when it comes to getting a good high school education. However, studying Finance and how finances will affect your life is equally important, and not having the right knowledge could have a profoundly negative effect on the student’s life after he or she leaves school. Getting educated about financial matters now can be a huge benefit. Let’s look at what this course covers. The Finance Education Course presented here provides students with information on developing plans for spending and saving, keeping financial records, achieving their financial goals, how to use banks, savings accounts, and credit cards, the pros and cons of renting and owning a home, how to buy a car, paying for postsecondary education, managing debt, credit reports, negotiating, identity theft, and so much more! The course is aimed at helping students understand more about the way finances work in the real world, and how they can get a better handle on their finances now, and as they progress through adulthood. This can help them to better prepare for going out into the real world and the sometimes-harsh reality of finances.

Credit: 0.5

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Syllabus:

 

Section 1: Spending and Saving

  • Develop a Plan for Spending and Saving
  • Wealth Building
  • Payment Methods
  • Improve Comparison Shopping Skills

Section 2: Credit and Debt

  • Costs of Postsecondary Education
  • Credit and Debit
  • Managing Debt

Section 3: Employment and Income

  • Finding the Right Job
  • Sources of Personal Income and Compensation
  • Starting a Business – Risks, Costs, and Rewards
  • Taxes

Section 4: Investing

  • Investment Options
  • How to Invest to Meet Financial Goals and Build Wealth
  • Additional Investment Information
  • Regulation and Protection for Investors

Section 5: Risk Management and Insurance

  • Types of Risks and What to Do About Them
  • Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Need to Know Insurance Information

Section 6: Final Decision Making

  • Responsibilities in Making Personal Financial Decisions
  • Make Smart Financial Decisions
  • Understanding Employment Law and Contractual Obligations
  • The Will

 

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