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    Mission Statement

     

    This class provides a foundation for learning the essential personal finance skills that will become increasingly important as you mature.  By learning the basic concepts of economics, banking, government, insurance, goal setting, and budgeting you will stand a greater chance of being financially sound and a productive member of society.

     

     
     
    Course Outline

                                       

    Unit 1 – Banking Services

            Checking

            History of Money

            Loans and Credit

            Debit Cards

     

    Unit 2 – Economics

        Intro to Micro and Macro

            Foreign Currency and the European Union

            Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

     

    Unit 3 – Consumer Education

        Budgeting

            Predatory Lending

            Creating a Menu

            Consumer Protection Laws

            Shopping

            Credit Counseling

            Identity Theft

     

    Unit 4 – Building Your Fortune

        Seven Steps For Financial Success

            Insurance

            Stocks, Bonds and Securities

     

    Unit 5 – Business Organizations

        Types and Rolls

            Advantages and Disadvantages

            Payroll and Deductions

     

    Unit 6 – Employment

        Career Planning

            Interviewing

            Payroll and Deductions