Complete Personal Finance Curriculum

$179.25

How do I get a job? How much money am I worth and how do I calculate my pay. What do I do with my paycheck after I get it? This course teaches math by teaching skills such as getting jobs, balancing checks, and saving money. Teaching math as it applies to the real world of personal finance!

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Description

How do I get a job? How much money am I worth and how do I calculate my pay. What do I do with my paycheck after I get it? This course teaches math by teaching skills such as getting jobs, balancing checks, and saving money. Teaching math as it applies to the real world of personal finance!

You will receive

Up to 1 year access to all of the course material need to complete the course. Material includes:

  • Pacing Guides (PDF and web based)
  • Lesson Presentations (PowerPoint format)
  • Narrated slides presentations (Videos)
  • Printable worksheets, quizzes, tests, projects, forms, (PDF files)
  • Online assessments (fully automated and graded coming soon)

Topics

There is more material than can generally be completed in one year. The instructor should decide which material and which formats will be used to complete the course. You may opt to focus on only the online material, or focus on the projects, and other material is extra. The topics do not build on each other so they can be taught in any order or independently. The only exception would be the first two courses where the instructor is establishing the course and grading procedures.

Week 1: Introduction – Getting a Job

This lesson will introduce students to the course material. They will learn what is expected from them and how to be successful in this course.  They will learn how to get a job, and how to fill out their time cards.  They will also review adding and subtracting decimals.

Week 2: Calculating Payments

This lesson teaches students how to calculate and estimate weekly payments for specific bills. These bills are paid weekly by the students. Students will be find different bills, calculate payments, and prepare to pay these bills on a weekly basis. Students will also continue looking for and interviewing for jobs.

Week 3: Checks

This lesson is focused on writing checks and teaching students how to keep track of money with a check register. Even if check writing is now very limited, it is important to know how to. More important is the ability to keep track of you money using the check register. Even DEBIT card expenses should be recorded.

Week 4-6: Calculating Wages and Income

Students will learn different ways to earn money including salary, tips, and commission.

Week 7-8: Meal Planning & Saving Money

Students will learn how to save money and eat healthy as they plan weekly food expenses.

Week 9: Calculating a Budget

This lesson prepares you to make a budget by introducing the concept of using a pie chart. Most good household budgets have categories with similar percentages, such as a home loan payment is about 33% of total income. You will explore these different budgets, and learn how to improve your budget.

Week 10-11: Medical Insurance

Students will research and acquire necessary medical insurance to understand how insurance can help to achieve relative financial and medical safety in the real world.

Week 12: Auto Insurance

Students will research car insurance to understand how insurance can help to achieve relative financial, liability and vehicle safety in the real world.

Week 13: Interest

Students will learn how to describe, and be able to calculate, simple and compound interest for an investment or a payment. They will begin to understand the cost of borrowing money on interest.

Week 14: Investing – The Stock Market

Students will learn about stocks and their role in the Stock Market. They will learn how to calculate the changing value of stock as demand rises and falls.

Week 14-15: Buying a Car

During this lesson students will be introduced to purchasing a car. They will learn about dealerships pricing, some negotiation strategies, and where to research book values of cars.

Week 16: Buying a House

During this lesson students will be introduced to various aspects of purchasing a home either as a primary residence or as an investment. They will be taught where to find home listings and how to compare different homes.

Week 17-18: Home Improvements

During this lesson students will be introduced to various aspects of purchasing a home either as a primary residence or as an investment. They will be taught where to find home listings and how to compare different homes.

Week 19: Home Party Planning

This lesson is designed to expose students to the complexities and costs of hosting a party or gathering. Students will learn unit costs, estimate attendances, and project needs for items such as chairs, table settings, and food.

Week 20: Final Review and Final

This lesson is designed to expose students to the complexities and costs of hosting a party or gathering. Students will learn unit costs, estimate attendances, and project needs for items such as chairs, table settings, and food.