Personal Finance is designed to give students an understanding of important financial issues that affect an individual’s daily life and future. This course will introduce and develop students’ abilities to make personal financial decisions in the areas of budgeting, recordkeeping, insurance, real estate, transportation, and financial institutions and services. Students will also increase their understanding of American business, economic concepts, marketing, limited resources, and available consumer protections. Students will be exposed to the difference between needs and wants in the American society. They will develop skills to produce a budget and establish recordkeeping skills. After completion of this course, students will have the basic knowledge and skills needed to be a better consumer. (Students dropping the course will have a minimum payment of $25.00 to cover consumables). Students who opt for the year-long Personal Finance course will meet the graduation requirement and receive transcripted credit at the technical college level.
Required for Graduation (or Financial Literacy)
**Earn College Credit** This class is transcripted through Western Technical College which means you will earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of this course. Please note that the college credit earned through WTC is transferable to other technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Personal Insurance, Tax, Estate Planning, 10114122, 1.0 credit
Personal Investing, 10114123, 1.0 credit
Personal Money Managements and Loans, 10114121, 1.0 credit
Length: (2) Trimesters
Grade Level: 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 1.0