Personal Finance Syllabus

Personal Finance Syllabus



Goals and Decision Making         

            Opportunity Costs and the Economic Way of Making Decisions

            Short term, Intermediate and Long Range Goals

            Financial Planning Basics


Career Planning

            Factors Affecting Income

            Career Choices

            Employee Benefits


College Planning

College: To Go or Not to Go

            Financing College

            Pros and Cons of Student Loans

Identity Theft

            Types of ID Theft

            Prevention Methods

            What to Do if Your Identity is Compromised

Banking Services

            Types of Institutions

            Checking Account Management

            Savings Accounts

            Debit Cards


Saving and Investing

            Why Save and Invest?

            Types of Savings

            Types of Investments

            Evaluate Risk and Reward


            Why Credit Matters  

            Factors Affecting Creditworthiness

            Credit Cards and Loans

            Good Debt and Bad Debt

            The Downside of Debt


Consumer Skills

            Shopping Wisely

            Buying A House

            Buying A Car



What Are Taxes

            Why Do We Pay Taxes


            Income and Expenses

            Creating a Budget


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