Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Personal Finance for High School....

Angel is finishing up her first semester Economics course and has now moved on to Personal Finance.  She will be using lesson plans from My Father's World.  The lessons lay out a reading plan for scripture; Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn; and Money Matters for Teens by Larry Burkett.

I chose this study for a couple of reasons.  One being, the emphasis on learning how to manage your personal finances according to scripture.  We've used MFW studies in the past and I feel their studies are biblically sound.  Another reason is for the simplicity of the Money Matters Workbook.  Though easy to read and apply, these workbooks are in no way dumbed down.  Burkett covers how banks work, checking and savings accounts, money management, budgets, loans, credit cards, the dangers of borrowing, giving money, making money, spending money, buying a car, paying for school, how to get a job, how to keep a job, and "How to Rock Your World with Your Money".  The workbook has a friendly format and practical application activities using real life experiences.

Overall, Angel and I are both excited about this study.  I pray it goes well. :)

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