COURSE CALENDAR

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21 STATES NOW REQUIRE HIGH SCHOOL STUDEN

PAYCHECKS

AND TAXES

Essential Questions:

  • What is the difference between  gross pay and my net pay?

  • How do deductions affect my taxable income?

  • How does my type of work affect how I pay taxes?

  • What are taxes used for?

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STARTING SURVEY

Track your progress throughout the course by starting with our pre-survey.

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BUDGETING

Essential Questions:

  • What are my needs and wants?

  • What is a budget?

  • What are checking and savings accounts?

  • What are some tools and strategies to help me be more financially healthy?

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CREDIT

SCORES

Essential Questions:

  • What is a credit score?

  • What factors influence a credit score?

  • How can  my credit score be used?

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LOANS

Essential Question:

  • What is the relationship between the principal, interest and term of a loan?

STUDENT

LOANS

Essential Questions:

  • How can I afford higher education?

  • What is the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans?

  • What about government versus private student loans?

  • What will I pay when I graduate?

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PAYMENT TYPES:

CREDIT
CARDS

Essential Questions:

  • How do credit cards work?

  • What are responsible ways to use a credit card?

  • What is a credit history and how do I build one?

PAYMENT TYPES:

CHECKS

Essential Questions:

  • How do you write a check?

  • When should I use a check?

  • What are the risks and benefits associated with checks?

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PAYMENT TYPES:

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PAYMENT TYPES:

DEBIT CARDS

Essential Questions:

  • What is a debit card?

  • When should you use a debit card over other payment types?

  • What are the risks and benefits associated with debit cards?

PAYMENT TYPES:

APPS

Essential Questions:

  • What are payment apps?

  • What is the best way to use them?

  • What are the risks and benefits associated with payment apps?

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FRAUD & RISK

Essential Questions:

  • What is fraud?

  • What are common scams and how do I protect myself?

  • Who is responsible for fixing fraud and how?

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INSURANCE

Essential Questions:

  • What is insurance, a premium and a deductible?

  • What insurance do I need and when?

  • Do I really need insurance?

 
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INVESTING:

COMPOUND

INTEREST

Essential Questions:

  • What is compound interest?

  • What are ways that money can make money?

  • What is the difference between saving and investing?

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FINAL ASSESSMENT & POST SURVEY

Congratulations on completing the course! Take the final assessment and request your certificate to finish.

You will need a final score of 80% to pass the course and receive your certificate.

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Certificates will be given based on completion of the final assessment.