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Foundations in Personal Finance

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Description:

Our personal financial habits affect our financial future, and we can make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing. This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans. Students will learn about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft.

Special Notes

FINA300 satisfies the (.5) credit Economics credit for the Standard and Advanced Diploma.

From the Teacher

Welcome to Foundations in Personal Finance. In this course, you have the awesome opportunity to take potentially the most life-applicable course of the entire NorthStar Academy lineup. Not only is a lot of emphasis placed on life-application, but this course also is an option in meeting the economics requirement for graduation from NorthStar Academy. In this course, we have partnered with Dave Ramsey’s organization, to study how our financial habits affect our financial future. You can start making smart financial decisions even now in high school in the areas of giving, saving, spending, and investing. This course will introduce you to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, taxes, credit, making big purchases, and money management. This course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence financial planning. So come and join us on the journey of being intentional about being smart with our money and more importantly being good stewards of all that God has provided for us.