If your high schooler has to learn from home, we know you’re trying to keep the wheels turning. Here’s some good news: With this bundle, you can stop worrying about money—and you can make sure your teen never has to.
Now more than ever, teens need to know how to make smart decisions with their money. Foundations in Personal Finance has helped nearly 5 million students learn to handle money the right way. With auto-graded assessments and engaging video content, your teen can go through this self-guided course on their own.
But what about you? First off, you’ll get an audiobook of Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze’s bestselling book, Smart Money Smart Kids, so you can learn how to have simple, healthy conversations with your kids about money.
Also, let’s get real: Most of us never learned how to handle money in school. But there’s always time to get on track. Your Ramsey+ membership will teach you how to take control of your money—and give you all the tools you need to make it happen.
Ramsey+ - 12-Month Membership
Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Self-Study
Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze - Audiobook
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Will the student be provided with a certificate for completing the Foundations in Personal Finance course?
What's the outline of the Foundations in Personal Finance Course?
Number of Chapters: 13
Certificate of Achievement: Yes
Hours of Video: 12
Approximate Time Needed to Complete the Course: 50-60 hours
Applicable for School Credit?: We provide educational content. We do not provide course credit; however, you may submit a request for course credit to your teen’s school or education system. Once your teen completes the course in its entirety, you may contact our team to request a certificate of completion. Please allow 2-3 business days for the delivery of the certificate. The awarding of course credit is at the school’s or education system’s discretion.
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Personal Finance
- Introduces the topic of personal finance, explores the evolution of the American credit industry, and highlights the importance of both knowledge and behavior when it comes to managing money.
- Chapter 2: Saving
- Emphasizes the importance of saving and explains the three reasons to save: emergencies, large purchases, and wealth building.
- Chapter 3: Budgeting
- Explores the purpose and process of writing a budget and the basics of banking, including balancing and reconciling a checking account.
- Chapter 4: Debt
- Identifies the devastating costs of using debt as a financial tool, debunks credit myths, explains the elements of a credit score, identifies organizations that maintain consumer credit records, and summarizes major consumer credit laws.
- Chapter 5: Life After High School
- Explores 21st Century post-secondary education and career options, highlights the importance of avoiding debt as a young adult, and explains how to cash flow a college education.
- Chapter 6: Consumer Awareness
- Identifies factors that influence consumer behavior and the effect of inflation on buying power.
- Chapter 7: Bargain Shopping
- Highlights the importance of bargain shopping as part of a healthy financial plan and identifies important negotiation strategies.
- Chapter 8: Investing and Retirement
- Establishes basic investing guidelines, describes and compares various types of investments, and identifies elements of employer benefits and retirement plans.
- Chapter 9: Insurance
- Identifies the purpose of financial risk management as well as the appropriate and most cost-effective risk management strategies.
- Chapter 10: Money and Relationships
- Identifies the differences among people's values and attitudes as they relate to money and highlights communication strategies for discussing financial issues.
- Chapter 11: Careers and Taxes
- Examines the importance of pursuing a career in line with your strengths, the elements of effective goal setting, the best practices of successful people, and types of income and taxes.
- Chapter 12: Giving
- Highlights the importance of giving of your time, talents, and money in order to serve others and leave a lasting legacy.
- Chapter 13: Global Economics
- Explains and examines the differences between various economic systems, movement of goods and services, supply and demand, chain of production, gross domestic product and the impact of scarcity and rationing.
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