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

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

For Grades 6–8

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$ 24 .99
Reg. $89.99

Description

It’s never too early for your teen to learn how to handle money the right way. Middle schoolers across the country are learning the truth about debt, budgeting, saving and investing. Your teen can be next! Our financial experts teach time-tested financial principles your teen will need for the real world—no instructor needed. Now you can have peace of mind, and your teen can step into the next chapter of life with confidence and financial wisdom.

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 after you redeem the voucher code.

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

Secular Content: Yes
Number of Assessments: 27
Number of Chapters: 6
Certificate of Achievement: Yes
Hours of Video: 3.5
Approximate Time Needed to Complete the Course: 20-30 hours
Applicable for School Credit: Each state is different; Please check with your child's umbrella school for any questions related to credit.

Course Overview: 

  • Chapter 1: Saving & Budgeting
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    • Introduces personal finance concepts, compares simple interest and compound interest, explains the purpose of a budget, identifies the difference between debit and credit cards, and highlights the importance and benefits of giving and serving others.
  • Chapter 2: Credit & Debt
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    • Identifies terms associated with debt, examines the elements of a credit report and credit score, highlights the importance of avoiding debt, identifies ways to stay out of debt, explores the cost of a college education and the long-term cost of student loan debt, and explains ways to pay for college without going into debt.
  • Chapter 3: Education, Careers, & Entrepreneurship
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    • Examines the importance of exploring career options that line up with personal skills and interests, explains the impact education can have on income, examines various types of income and taxes, identifies elements of employer benefits, introduces the topic of entrepreneurship, and explores the risks and benefits associated with starting your own business.
  • Chapter 4: Investing, Insurance, & Identity Theft
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    • Introduces investing as a way to build wealth, highlights the impact of compound interest, explores different types of investments, identifies different types of insurance, examines the impact of and problems associated with identity theft, and examines ways to protect yourself from identity theft.
  • Chapter 5: Global Economics
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    • Explains the differences between various economic systems, explores supply and demand, explains the chain of production and gross domestic product, highlights the differences between developed and developing countries, explores global economics and trade matters, and examines the impact of scarcity and rationing.
  • Chapter 6: Marketing & Consumerism
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    • Introduces consumerism and spending habits, explores various consumer protection agencies and laws, identifies ways to be a wise consumer, and explores the impact of marketing, product placement and peer pressure on consumer behavior.

FAQs

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.

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.

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!)

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.

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.