Remember what it felt like when you didn't know how money worked? Well, millions of high school students graduate every year without learning basic money skills and end up living paycheck to paycheck.
We created the Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum so students can learn the right way to handle money before they graduate. By sponsoring a school, you’ll get our Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum in the hands of teachers in your community—and help prevent students from making the same money mistakes we all made.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be the one teaching this curriculum?
Nope! We’ll handle the school onboarding process. Your sponsorship dollars will cover the cost of the Foundations curriculum as well as the training and tools needed to equip a teacher at that school to teach.
What schools are available to sponsor?
Your Sponsorship Advisor will give you a customized list of available high schools.
Will my logo or name be seen by students and teachers?
Yes! Your business logo or name will be visible on our digital curriculum and will remain there for as long as your sponsorship is in place.
Can I write off a Ramsey Education sponsorship on my taxes?
Yes, If sponsoring as a business, you can write off the sponsorship as a marketing expense. If sponsoring as an individual your sponsorship advisor will walk you through how to make your sponsorship a charitable donation.
Will I be able to connect with the school, teachers and students?
Yes, we will introduce you to the school and establish your relationship with them. Then you can connect with the teacher.
Table of Contents
The Foundations in Personal Finance high school curriculum has 13 chapters. Click below to see each chapter’s contents.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Personal Finance
- Lesson 1: Personal Finance and You
- Lesson 2: A History of Credit and Debt
- Lesson 3: It’s Time for a Change
- Lesson 4: The Road to Financial Success
- Lesson 5: Financial Literacy
- Lesson 6: Money Personalities and Relationships
Chapter 2: Budgeting Basics
- Lesson 1: The Benefits of Budgeting
- Lesson 2: Components of a Budget
- Lesson 3: Building a Zero-Based Budget
- Lesson 4: Tracking Your Expenses
- Lesson 5: Making Budgeting a Habit
- Lesson 6: Relationships and Budgeting
Chapter 3: Saving Money
- Lesson 1: Saving Money Takes Discipline
- Lesson 2: Three Basic Reasons to Save
- Lesson 3: Saving for Emergencies
- Lesson 4: Saving for Large Purchases
- Lesson 5: Building Wealth
- Lesson 6: Compound Interest and Growth
Chapter 4: Credit and Debt
- Lesson 1: Beware of Credit and Debt
- Lesson 2: Sources and Types of Credit
- Lesson 3: Credit Scores and Credit Reports
- Lesson 4: The Truth About Credit Cards
- Lesson 5: The Truth About Car Loans
- Lesson 6: Getting and Staying Out of Debt
Chapter 5: Consumer Awareness
- Lesson 1: The Psychology of Sales
- Lesson 2: Buyer Beware
- Lesson 3: The Marketing Machine
- Lesson 4: Becoming a Smart Spender
- Lesson 5: Protecting Yourself as a Consumer
- Lesson 6: Your Spending Behavior
Chapter 6: Spending Behavior
- Lesson 1: Work Matters
- Lesson 2: Resume and Interview Basics
- Lesson 3: An Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Lesson 4: The Path to Your Dream Job
- Lesson 5: Exploring Career Options
- Lesson 6: Be a Lifelong Learner
Chapter 7: College Planning
- Lesson 1: The Path to Intentionality
- Lesson 2: Explore Your Options
- Lesson 3: Consider the Cost
- Lesson 4: Reduce Your Cost
- Lesson 5: Build Your College Resume
- Lesson 6: Maximize Your Investment
Chapter 8: Financial Services
- Lesson 1: The Purpose of Banks
- Lesson 2: Types of Financial Institutions
- Lesson 3: Your Banks Accounts
- Lesson 4: Responsible Banking
Chapter 9: The Role of Insurance
- Lesson 1: Insurance is Important
- Lesson 2: Auto Insurance
- Lesson 3: Homeowners and Renters Insurance
- Lesson 4: Health Insurance
- Lesson 5: Life Insurance
- Lesson 6: Other Types of Insurances
Chapter 10: Income and Taxes
- Lesson 1: What Happened to my Money
- Lesson 2: Taxes on Your Paycheck
- Lesson 3: Income Tax Basics
- Lesson 4: Filing Your Income Taxes
- Lesson 5: Taxes on Other Types of Income
- Lesson 6: Taxes on Things You Buy
Chapter 11: Housing and Real Estate
- Lesson 1: Living On Your Own
- Lesson 2: Renting Vs. Owning
- Lesson 3: Renting 101
- Lesson 4: Buying a House
Chapter 12: Investing and Retirement
- Lesson 1: Money For the Future
- Lesson 2: Understanding Investments
- Lesson 3: Investing Through Retirement Plans
- Lesson 4: Protecting Your Investments
- Lesson 5: Planning For Retirement
- Lesson 6: Outrageous Generosity
Chapter 13: Global Economics
- Lesson 1: Macroeconomics and Global Activity
- Lesson 2: Economic Systems
- Lesson 3: The U.S. Economy
- Lesson 4: Thinking Globally