Personal Finance Syllabus

Personal Finance Syllabus                                    Course Number 700401

Teacher:  Katie Carter


Course Description: Personal finance is taught as a one credit course.  The course introduces students to the management of personal and family resources to achieve personal goals and financial literacy.


Class Fee: There is a $30.00 fee for this class. Fee money is due by the end of the second week of the semester.


Prerequisite(s): None


Program: Family Studies and Community Service


Program Goal(s): Prepare students for family life, work and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for success.


Course Goal(s):  Prepare students to manage their personal and family resources.  


Essential Questions: 

  • What factors impact consumer purchasing decisions throughout the life span?
  • How are consumers protected in the market place by state and federal laws?
  • How can consumers resolve their problems and complaints in the market place?
  • Why is it important for individuals and families to take responsibility for their personal financial decisions?
  • What is the impact of having money management and consumer spending skills on a financially secure individual?


Course Outline:

  • Unit one-  Consumer Decisions and Behavior
  • Unit Two- Money Management
  • Unit Three- Consumer Spending
  • Unit Four- Technology and Careers


Culminating Projects:- 

  • Consumer Spending Project
  • Meal planning and Shopping Project


Grading Scale:  Grades are calculated using a 100% scale


FCCLA:  Students will be given the opportunity to join FCCLA. There will be an additional $15.00 State/ National affiliation club fee.