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Economics and Personal Finance

Course Description:

This course will present economic concepts that help students interpret the daily news, understand how interdependent the world’s economies are, and anticipate how events will impact their lives. On a personal level, students will learn that their own human capital (knowledge and skills) is their most valuable resource and that investing in education and training improves the likelihood of their future economic success. Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, and living independently. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and future financial career success.

At the completion of the course, students will take the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Exam. This course counts towards graduation requirements for an advanced or standard diploma. Students who pass the W!SE test will be certified as Financially Literate. Students achieving a standard diploma can use the w!se exam for their workplace readiness diploma requirement.