Personal Finance

  • Course Description:

    The growing emphasis on financial literacy has highlighted the need for students to learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must make and how to make informed decisions related to managing finances and budgeting, saving and investing, living independently, earning and reporting income, buying goods and services, using credit, banking, and protecting against risk and funding future educational opportunities. This course generates knowledge to develop personal financial independence to be financially fit. Students are provided with current financial information through engagement with community resources. Electronic office technology is used when appropriate. For example, ten-key calculators, word processing, and/or spreadsheets. Students will be assessed on completion of projects and simulation exercises and performance on practical application exams.