Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, Spring 2018


Course Description:

Personal Finance teaches students the fundamental skills needed to succeed in an increasingly complex financial world. Regardless of their path after high school, it is critical for all students to understand our economy and how to make smart, focused decisions with their income. As new topics are introduced, students will learn not only the individual decisions that will affect their financial health, but also the larger macroeconomic forces that are driving our national economy. Students participate in a 10-week stock market game learning investment strategies, analyzing companies and industries, and understanding the relationship between risk and reward as they manage a $100,000 stock portfolio.

Topics & Concepts:
  • Introduction to Personal Finance
  • Taxation
  • Home Ownership
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Credit Cards
  • Retirement
  • Automobiles & Transportation
  • Stock Market Game

Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.