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Business and Personal Finance

Advanced Business and Personal Finance is a full year course designed to show students how to manage their finances now and in the future. The course will focus on the various sectors in the financial services industry. The objective of this course is to educate students in the areas of saving, investing, borrowing, insurance, banking, real estate, employment opportunities, investments and retirement. Students will learn how to prepare a financial plan. Students will conduct Internet research on various career services.

  • Senior Final 2018
  • Click here for the latest syllabus.
  • Click here for the Glencoe Business and Personal Finance Website.
  • Click here for Course Expectations Business and Personal Finance Fall 2016.
  • Students are expected to use MLA Formatting for all written work. Click here to see a sample paper written in MLA format presented by Purdue University. Purdue OWL is the gold standard of MLA resources.
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  • Click here to view my Opening Day Presentation.

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  • Chapter 2: Finances and Career Planning
    • As previously announced (below), we will have an end-of-chapter quiz today. Let's study for the first 15 minutes so we can be ready. Remember, your answers must be based on the information provided in Chapter Two of our textbook and its associated PowerPoint. 
      • Socrative (ROOM: 1c65f4cf) End-of-Chapter Quiz
      • Click here to see the study guide for this assessment.
      • This end-of-chapter quiz will be not be open-book.
      • The assessment will be given on Tuesday, October 20th, sixth block.
    • Web Resource: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • 13 Reviewing Key Terms
      • This link will take you to a Google Document. Copy the document into your ABPF folder, and use it as a study guide. You are responsible for learning the meaning of each of these words and phrases. The appropriate definitions can be found in the PowerPoint and the course textbook.
      • Concentration Game
        • Click here for the Glencoe Business and Personal Finance Website.
        • Click on the Student Center icon.
        • Set the Unit Resources Drop-Down Menu to Unit One
        • Click the Chapter Two: Finances and Career Planning link
        • Click the eFlashcards link
        • Study the eFlashcards in preparation for the Concentration game
        • Go back to the Chapter Two: Finances and Career Planning page
        • Click the Concentration link
        • Play the Concentration game with a partner. Whoever finishes first wins.
    • 14 Understanding Key Concepts
      • This link will take you to a Google Document. Copy the document into your ABPF folder, and answer the questions. Base your answers on the PowerPoint and the course textbook. You may take a textbook to your seat in order to work on this assignment- please return it neatly at the end of class.
    • Career Possibilities Research Assignment
  • Chapter 3: Money Management Strategy
      • Prepare a Handout for Students
        • On Monday, 11/9/2015, each pair of students will present their slide shows.
          • Take turns reading the slides, and
      • 25 Reviewing Key Terms Socrative (ROOM: 1c65f4cf)
      • 26 Understanding Key Concepts
        • This link will take you to a Google Document. Copy the document into your ABPF folder, and answer the questions. Base your answers on the PowerPoint and the course textbook. You may take a textbook to your seat in order to work on this assignment- please return it neatly at the end of class.
      • 35 End-of-Chapter Quiz
        • Click here to see the study guide for this assessment.
        • The assessment will be given on Friday, November 6th, sixth block.
        • Remember, your answers must be based on the information provided in Chapter Three of our textbook and its associated PowerPoint. 
        • This end-of-chapter quiz will be not be open-book.
  • Chapter 4: Consumer Purchasing and Protection
    • 36 Reviewing Key Terms
      • Reviewing Key Terms Study Guide
        • The link above will take you to a Google Document. Copy the document into your ABPF folder, and use it as a study guide. You are responsible for learning the meaning of each of these words and phrases. The appropriate definitions can be found in the PowerPoint and the course textbook. Play the Concentration Game as part of your preparation for the upcoming quiz.
      • Concentration Game
        • Click on the link above for the Glencoe Business and Personal Finance Website.
        • Click on the Student Center icon.
        • Set the Unit Resources Drop-Down Menu to Unit One
        • Click the Chapter Three: Consumer Purchasing and Protection link
        • Click the eFlashcards link
        • Study the eFlashcards in preparation for the Concentration game
        • Go back to the Three: Consumer Purchasing and Protection page
        • Click the Concentration link
        • Play the Concentration game with a partner. Whoever finishes first wins.
    • 37 Understanding Key Concepts (Google Doc)
      • This link will take you to a Google Document. Copy the document into your ABPF folder, and answer the questions. Base your answers on the PowerPoint and the course textbook. You may take a textbook to your seat in order to work on this assignment- please return it neatly at the end of class.
    • 39 Using a Research-Based Approach to Buying
      • Click on the link above to take you to this assignment.
    • End-of-Chapter Quiz Study Guide
    • 47 (quiz in class)
  • Chapter 5: Banking

    There are few areas of our course which are more misunderstood than banking. Most students believe that convenience is the only consideration, and choose to put their money in the closest bank, or perhaps they choose whatever bank their family uses. However, careful research reveals that the best bank or credit union for you may not be the nearest, nor is it necessarily the institution favored by your parent or guardian.

    • 48 Reviewing Key Terms Study Guide
      • The link above will take you to a Google Document. Copy the document into your ABPF folder, and use it as a study guide. You are responsible for learning the meaning of each of these words and phrases. The appropriate definitions can be found in the PowerPoint and the course textbook. Play the Concentration Game as part of your preparation for the upcoming quiz.
      • Concentration Game
        • Click on the link above for the Glencoe Business and Personal Finance Website.
        • Click on the Student Center icon.
        • Set the Unit Resources Drop-Down Menu to Unit One
        • Click the Chapter Three: Consumer Purchasing and Protection link
        • Click the eFlashcards link
        • Study the eFlashcards in preparation for the Concentration game
        • Go back to the Three: Consumer Purchasing and Protection page
        • Click the Concentration link
        • Play the Concentration game with a partner. Whoever finishes first wins.
    • 49 Understanding Key Concepts
    • 59 End-of-Chapter Quiz Study Guide
  • Chapter 6: Consumer Credit
    • Click here to learn more about Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
    • Click here to learn more about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

      Web resources courtesy of S. Compere, OA Class of 2017.

  • Chapter 7: The Finances of Housing

 

  • Chapter 1: Personal Financial Planning

 

 

 

 

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Mid Term 2015 Study Guide

         

Web Resources:

Dow Jones History

 

 

Education Pays 2011

Education Pays 2013

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  • Chapter 5: Banking
    • 48 Reviewing Key Terms
    • 49 Understanding Key Concepts
    • 59 (quiz in class)
  • Chapter 6: Consumer Credit
    • 60 Reviewing Key Terms
    • 61 Understanding Key Concepts
    • 71 (quiz in class)
  • Chapter 7: The Finances of Housing
  • Chapter 8: Saving and Investing
    • 84 Reviewing Key Terms
    • 85 Understanding Key Concepts
    • 93 (quiz in class)
  • Chapter 9: Stocks
    • 94 Reviewing Key Terms
    • 95 Understanding Key Concepts (test in class)
    • 105 Self-Assessment Quiz (homework)
  • Chapter 10: Bonds and Mutual Funds
    • Prezi Presentations
    • 106 Reviewing Key Terms
    • 107 Understanding Key Concepts (test in class)
    • 117 Self-Assessment Quiz (homework)
  • Project: OAHS Core Values as it applies to Business and Personal Finance
  • Chapter 14: Health, Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Current Assignments

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    • Special note: Make sure you include page numbers in your page headings in Google Documents. As of 1/9/2015 there will be a 10 point penalty if you leave it out.

     

     

     

     

     

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Archive:

Technical Reading One:
The Incredible Shrinking Potato Chip Package

Here is the Technical Reading Assessment we have been preparing for over the past few weeks.

Directions:

 

Technical Reading Two:
Life Insurance: Who Benefits, the Consumer or the Company?

Here is the second Technical Reading Assessment we have been preparing for over the past few weeks.

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