Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Self-Study

Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Self-Study

For Grades 9–12

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$ 29 .99
Reg. $119.99

Description

We know preparing your child to enter the real world is scary. There are taxes, insurance, credit and debt to think about—but we’re here to help! With engaging video lessons and activities, our team of financial experts does the heavy lifting for you. No instructor needed! Now you can rest assured that your teen is graduating with confidence in their ability to handle money the right way.

How It Works:

Once you buy the curriculum, you’ll get a link and a unique online voucher code. Follow the instructions on the email to register. You’ll have access to the online course for one year, beginning when the voucher code is first redeemed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

If I have multiple children, can they all use the same copy of the curriculum?

The Self-Study Edition of the curriculum is intended for one student since the course assessments can only be completed once. 

Do I need to purchase a workbook for this course?

The course includes journal questions that can help prompt student engagement. Because it’s a fully digital course, there’s no need for a printable or physical workbook. (Woo-hoo!)

Curriculum Features:

  • Fully digital content (All you need is a computer or tablet and internet access!)
  • Auto-graded assessments for each chapter (and one summative assessment)
  • Stand-alone chapters that can be used in any order
  • Engaging video content by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts

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Product Details

Number of Assessments: 128
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: Each state is different, so please check with your child's umbrella school for any questions related to credit.

Course Overview:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Personal Finance
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    • 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
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    • Emphasizes the importance of saving and explains the three reasons to save: emergencies, large purchases and wealth building.
  • Chapter 3: Budgeting
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    • Explores the purpose and process of writing a budget and the basics of banking, including balancing and reconciling a checking account.
  • Chapter 4: Debt
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Identifies factors that influence consumer behavior and the effect of inflation on buying power.
  • Chapter 7: Bargain Shopping
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    • Highlights the importance of bargain shopping as part of a healthy financial plan and identifies important negotiation strategies.
  • Chapter 8: Investing and Retirement
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    • Establishes basic investing guidelines, describes and compares various types of investments, and identifies elements of employer benefits and retirement plans.
  • Chapter 9: Insurance
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    • Identifies the purpose of financial risk management as well as the appropriate and most cost-effective risk management strategies.
  • Chapter 10: Money and Relationships
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Highlights the importance of giving your time, talents and money to serve others and leave a lasting legacy.
  • Chapter 13: Global Economics
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    • 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.

FAQs

How long do I have to activate my course?

There’s no rush to activate your course. (Just don't forget about it!) But once it’s activated, you have one year to complete your course before it expires.

Will the student be provided with a certificate for completing the course?

All students who pass the 20-question full course assessment with a score of 80% or above will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Do I need to purchase a workbook for this course?

The course includes journal questions that can help prompt student engagement. But since it’s a fully digital course, there’s no need for a printable or physical workbook. (Woo-hoo!)

How is this different from the Homeschool Edition of the curriculum?

The main difference is that the Homeschool Edition requires an instructor, allowing for more parental involvement. But the Self-Study Edition allows students to work through the material all on their own with no instructor required. This allows flexibility for your unique teaching style!

Are there assessments?

Yes! The Self-Study Edition includes pre-chapter and post-chapter assessments that can be taken once. These are auto-graded digital tests, so students can see their score as soon as they finish the test.

I have multiple children. Can they all use the same copy of the curriculum?

The Self-Study Edition of the curriculum is intended for one student since the assessments included can only be completed once.

Shipping & Delivery

Online Access Code

When you purchase a voucher item, you'll receive an email after completing your order. In this email you'll be provided both a link and a unique online access code. To access your product, click on the link and enter your unique voucher code when prompted.