• Course Description 

    Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to  career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success. 

    Prerequisite(s):  None                                                                                                                                                                                      Suggested Grade Level:  10-12 

    Additional Information:  This is a one semester course that provides a half-credit elective required for the Standard or Advanced Studies diploma. 

     

    Topics Covered in Personal Finance

    Workplace Readiness Skills 

    Elements of Student Life (FBLA)

    Consumer Skills 

    Living and Leisure Expenses 

    Banking Transactions

    Credit and Loan Functions

    Role of Insurance in Risk Management

    Income Earning and Reporting

    Taxes

    Financial Planning 

    Investment and Savings Planning

    Management Functions 

    Career Exploration and Employability Skills