This class is all about learning through doing and interacting. You can call it boot camp to survive in the real world in terms of finances and some essential life skills, like simply filling out forms, which is easier said than done, if you’ve never done it. Some forms that we will go over will be applications for a job, an apartment, a car loan and college applications. Each week we’ll start the class with a discussion of a chapter in “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” Come learn about how economics work & how it affects your personal finances. Learn to budget and keep records of where your money went by coming up with your own budget in class as well as a realistic budget as an adult and then tracking expenses. Brainstorm ideas for possibly earning money. Study savings, inflation, investments, auctions, and credit. Understand the Federal Reserve System and banks. Depending on the age of the students enrolling, we plan to visit the Federal Reserve in downtown as a class fieldtrip (they only accommodate high school students). Learn to balance a check book by balancing a real checkbook. Learn how to make MS Excel work for you, not just for finances, but also everyday things like schedules. We will employ games for some of the learning too, for example, “Charge It” and “Cashflow for Kids”. We will also work on developing our own businesses and have an Entrepreneur Day where we’ll display our goods and services.
Teacher: Elmarie Hyman
Cost: $285 for the semester (16 weeks)
Ages: 10+ yo.
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