Study Guide for Personal Finance Quiz (multiple choice; you will need to know/do the following)
Types of savings vehicles
The parts of a check/how to read a check
Types of bank accounts
Lending options (i.e. credit cards, payday loans, etc.)
Credit scores, history, and consumer protections
Basic tax forms (1040, W2, etc.)
Stock definition and reasons for diversification
Accessing the Economics Textbook: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected
Username – mpsse
In the first half of the year, we study American government. We will look at the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) and three levels (federal, state, local) of government. The approach to the material is founded in differing interpretations of the Constitution, how government affects our daily lives, and how we - "the people" - can affect government.
In the second half of the year, we study basic economic principles in micro and macro-economics (these are from the lens of the American free enterprise system). In addition, we put the knowledge into practice using a personal finance handbook to guide students through necessary economic life skills like budgeting, credit card debt, and choosing an apartment.
Be sure to check back as more sections will be added as work is assigned.
The syllabus, introduction letter, and supply list can all be found at the bottom of this page.
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