Personal Finance (First Semester)

Becky Groves

Course Time:
This course is offered on Tuesdays.

Please note, this is a one semester / .5 credit course
that is only offered in the FIRST SEMESTER.


  • This course is recommended for students 10th grade and up.

Course Text:

  • Foundations in Personal Finance High School Edition - for Homeschool
    ISBN-  9781936948192



Course Description:
We all have been given resources by God, and we all have choices in how we steward our resources.  Do we focus only on how to build up treasures for ourselves, or learn how to manage our finances in a way that glorifies God and furthers His purposes? 

Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance provides practical financial guidance by making students aware of financial vocabulary, by providing real life scenarios, and by offering valuable advice regarding budgeting, spending, investing, saving, giving, debt, balancing bank accounts, insurance, careers, and taxes.

Class is largely discussion and project-based, including keeping a personal budget and following
a self-made stock portfolio over the entire semester.


Course Homework Requirements:

  • Students will complete a chapter in the workbook each week with the help of online videos provided by Dave Ramsey and his team. There will also be occasional weekly research projects on topics such as finding helpful financial apps and tools, recognizing legitimate
    charity organizations, and applying “real life” experience by purchasing a vehicle, renting
    an apartment, and bargain shopping on a budget.

  • Students should expect 2-3 hours of homework a week.



  • 70%  homework

  • 30%  projects




Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access is required for this course.

  • Students will need the ability to present their research findings
    via Google Slides or PowerPoint



Course Supplies:

  • workbook

  • binder


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