Financial Management

Students will develop the skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics will include planning your career, payroll and taxes, banking, credit, financing your first car, insurance, renting an apartment, budgeting, purchasing, and basic economics.

Course Standards:

Understands business in order to become effective buyers, users, and producers of goods and services in a global economy


*Conducts effective research to make intelligent purchasing decisions

*Understands the strategies and techniques of advertising

*Knows how supply and demand affects the economy and the consumer

*Understands the benefits and risks of using credit

*Develops a monthly budget that includes the investment of disposable income for future benefit

*Maintains a checking account

*Describes the services that different financial institutions provide

*Understands the role of an insurance portfolio throughout a consumer’s life cycle

*Understands taxes and can prepare individual tax forms

*Identifies the advantages and disadvantages of owning a home versus renting

*Identifies the costs of automobile ownership and other purchasing options.


System/Websites Used:



Do Now / Exit Ticket


Grades Scale:

A- 89.5% and above

B- 79.5 -89.4%

C- 69.5- 79.4%

D- 59.5-69.4%

F- Below 59.4%

Tests / Major Projects - 50%

Quizzes / Small Projects - 30%

Participation / Class Assignments - 20%


Late Work Policy:

*Late work due to absences will be graded in accordance with school policy

*Make-up work is the students responsibility

*Assignments will be accepted 1 day late for up to 90% credit, 2 days late for up to 80% credit and 3 days late for 70% credit. Any late work greater than 3 days will result in 1/2 credit. Once a Chapter/Unit is completed, late work will no longer be accepted for that particular section.