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Introduction
Final Exam
Unit 1
Economics
Unit 2
Budgeting
Unit 3
Checking

Unit 4
Savings & Investing

Unit 5
Insurance
Unit 6
Credit
Unit 7
Consumer Rights, Responsibilities, & Protection
Unit 8
Taxes
 


CONSUMER PROTECTION
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Underwriter's Laboratories (UL)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 

JOBS AND CAREERS
CollegeGrad.com
ComputerJobs.com
CareerBuilder
Monster
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Illinois Department of Labor - Employment
Small Business Administration
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

 

Tax Modules (IRS Website)

 

Find money you may be owed!

 

 




Target


What will I learn?

You will learn how to manage your money - from shopping wisely to saving for your future.

We will use fun projects, real world scenarios, and discussions to help us achieve this goal!

 

Specific Class Learning Targets:

  1. ECONOMICS: Identify the various economic roles (i.e. consumer, producer, and citizen) that a person fulfills and how these roles interact in an economy.
  2. BUDGETING: Analyze a budget that includes income, fixed and variable expenditures, savings and investments, and provisions for handling emergencies. (housing, transportation, clothing, food, utilities, insurance, savings, personal care, recreation, maintenance/emergency, etc.)
  3. CHECKING: Given a simulation, maintain a checking account: opening the account, writing checks, making deposits, keeping a check register, reconciling the statements with the account.
  4. SAVINGS AND INVESTING: Explain the characteristics of savings and investment alternatives such as savings accounts, CDs, money markets, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  5. INSURANCE: Explain the need for various types of insurance including health, life, auto, and renter/homeowner.
  6. CREDIT: Explain various sources of credit including the advantages and disadvantages, credit responsibilities, and the significance of credit ratings.
  7. CONSUMER RIGHTS: Understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and protection in the marketplace.
  8. TAXES: Explain basic taxation principles and prepare federal income tax forms with necessary supporting documents.
 

Updated on August 25, 2013 by Kerri Largo.
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