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Personal Finance


Personal Finance – Life Skills – Elective

High School

Full Year 1 Credit Course

Meets: Thursdays, 12:45 -1:45 p.m. CST

Instructor: Pauline Salo

Required Materials: Beyond Personal Finance, other materials TBA

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Personal Finance is a skill that your students will use on a daily basis for the rest of their lives! This course is a fun, engaging, and hands-on approach to learning how to steward and manage money well. Students will begin to strategize how to use money through role-playing real-life choices, like investing in higher education, having children, and more. Students will also discover the financial cost of divorce and other challenges including layoffs and other unforeseen events.

This course focuses on three key areas of Personal Finance:

  1. How to make wise money choices now
  2. How to make wise money choices in the future
  3. How to prepare for financial independence

Lessons Included in Personal Finance:

  • College and Careers
  • Budgeting
  • Car Purchase Apartment Rental
  • Spouse Selection
  • Credit Cards and Interest
  • Baby & Payroll
  • House Purchase
  • Insurance
  • School Choice
  • Investments,
  • Business Basics
  • Layoffs and Reconciliations
  • Income Tax
  • The Dangers of Divorce
  • Retirement

This class will discuss difficult issues like layoffs and divorce. And while everyone says it won’t happen to them, the statistics say that 43% of American workers will be laid off at least once during their working years and 42-45% of all first-time marriages will end in divorce. Understanding the financial costs of life decisions is the hallmark of this course. Think “Money Make-over” meets the Game of Life.

The benefit to your students is that they get to play the game at this point without high risks. This is a Personal Finance Course that is unique, hands-on, and engaging!

Pair Personal Finance with Orienteering, Entrepreneurship and Economics, or any of our other fantastic Senior High Courses for a robust year of learning. Purchase a Bundle for greater savings!

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.


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