Personal Finance (FINA300)
0.5 (semester course)
Rewritten course available January 2023!
Our personal financial habits affect our financial future, and we can make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing. This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans. Students will learn about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft.
FINA300 satisfies the (.5) credit Economics credit for the Standard and Advanced diploma options
Welcome to Personal Finance! In this course, you have the awesome opportunity to take potentially the most practical course of the entire NorthStar Academy lineup, and yes, there is intentional bias in this statement. You will learn about what to do with money coming in and money going out. Not only is a lot of emphasis placed on life-application, but this course is also an option for meeting the economics requirement for graduation from NorthStar Academy. In this course, a variety of materials are used, which means you will obtain multiple perspectives on studying how our financial habits affect our financial future. You can start making smart financial decisions even now in high school in the areas of planning, giving, saving, spending, and investing. This amazing course will introduce you to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, understanding how taxes work, learning how credit works, making those big purchases like a car or home, and basic money management. This course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence financial planning and your future aspirations. So, come and join us on the journey of being intentional in making smart financial decisions, and more importantly, being a good steward of everything that God has provided for us!
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
There were lots of activities that I found very helpful when assessing what I had learned at the end of each lesson./p>
The videos in the course provided a lot of help and knowledge.
I really enjoyed most this course and would suggest it to other students.