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Personal Finance

EXTRA CREDIT: Click Here for Files

Caroline_Blues_Credit_Report_Worksheet using Caroline_Blues_Credit_Report. (20PTS).

SAVINGS VOCABULARY (59PTS).

CREDIT REPORTS VOCABULARY (86PTS).


EXTRA CREDIT CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Due 2/14/17                  

Try your hand at being a financial analyst!

Setting_Financial_Goals_EXTRA CREDIT

Due 2/28/17                   

Interested in learning more about Investing? Here is your opportunity to do that AND earn extra credit! 

Watch The_Fundamentals_of_Investing_PPT then fill out The_Fundamentals_of_Investing_NTG. May use The_Fundamentals_of_Investing_info_sheet as well. 

EXTRA CREDIT  CLICK HERE FOR FILES

 Due 2/7/17                      

Try your hand at being a Personal Finance teacher!

Pay_Yourself_First_Advice_Column (21 points)

Due 2/14/17                   

Try your hand at being a financial analyst!

Setting_Financial_Goals_EXTRA CREDIT

EXTRA CREDIT 

Due 1/24/17                   

Try your hand at being a financial analyst!

The_Carson_Family (43 points)

4/25/2017

Today was the Final Exam in class. It was open binder and students could receive up to 25 points for an organized binder. 

NEXT WEEK: Set Presentation & Video for Fine Arts Festival

Friday, 5-12- Fine Arts Festival presentation of winnings, 6pm at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene. 

Homework:

1)         Complete as much of The_Perez_Family_Scenario_EC as possible for extra credit using all you have learned this year. 

2)         Bring your binder with all work for this semester and last semester. One or two will be selected to showcase at the Fine Arts Festival Personal Finance class display.

3)         Make final decision on the winning funds: 2 options:
1-$75 donation to QUEST & $112.50 to each player
2-$90 donation to QUEST & $110 to each player

4)         Attend the Fine Arts Presentation on Friday, May 12 at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 6pm. Winnings will be awarded to each player. Video will be shown.

Tests/Quizzes:

NONE. 

For next week:

Bring your binder, and creativity to create a display for the Fine Arts Festival.

Print the following:

None

EXTRA CREDIT:

DUE 4/25/2017 

The_Perez_Family_Scenario_EC





4/18/2017 CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Today we reviewed grades and listed missing assignments.

Next week is the Final Exam in class. It is open binder and students will receive 25 points for an organized binder. No set method oforganization just something that works for you and is neat. 

5/2-Set Presentation & Video for Fine Arts Festival

5-12- Fine Arts Festival presentation of winnings, 6pm at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.  

Homework:

1)         Complete Purchasing_an_Automobile_Student_Workbook using the 1_Buying_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf & 2_Financing_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf & 3_Insuring_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf & 4_Maintaining_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf.

2)         Complete Insurance_Basics_worksheet using Insurance_Basics_information_sheet.

3)         Complete all Extra Credit (final deadline is this Tuesday, April 25th). 

4)         Please remember to review all the past assignments and PowerPoints for the final. Bring your binder with all work for this semester and last semester. Your midterm would be especially helpful.
 

April 25 - final in class, multiple choice, open binder with a case scenario as extra credit.
May 2 - prepare board and video presentation for Fine Arts festival. Make final decision on the winning funds: 2 options:
1-$75 donation to QUEST & $112.50 to each player
2-$90 donation to QUEST & $110 to each player
Friday, May 12- Fine Arts presentation, 6pm at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene. Winnings will be awarded to each player. Video will be shown.

Tests/Quizzes:

NONE.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to test.

Print the following:

None

EXTRA CREDIT:

DUE 4/25/2017 

Shopping for a Vehicle Project (80 PTS) 

4/11/2017 CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Today we discussed Buying a New or Used Vehicle and Financing It!

We also began to review Insurance for vehicles.

NOTE: Here is the schedule for the next 3 weeks:

4/18-Review for Final    4/25-Final in class         5/2-Set Presentation & Video for Fine Arts Festival

Homework:

1)         Complete Purchasing_an_Automobile_Student_Workbook using the 1_Buying_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf & 2_Financing_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf & 3_Insuring_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf & 4_Maintaining_a_New_or_Used_Car_PPT_pdf.

2)         Complete Insurance_Basics_worksheet using Insurance_Basics_information_sheet.

4)     Complete all Extra Credit (final deadline is Tuesday, April 25th). 

 Tests/Quizzes:

NONE.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

None

EXTRA CREDIT:

DUE 4/25/2017 

Shopping for a Vehicle Project (80 PTS) 

 

4/4/2017

Today Shanna reviewed Housing decision using TCC Housing Decision PPT-pdf format and discussed AFF!

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: AFF is APRIL 8th 7:30am-4pm at Dodge Middle School. 

Homework:

1)         Attend AFF at 7:30 am, Dodge Middle School on Pima between Craycroft and Wilmot).

3)     Check engrade for AFF Packet, includes Review Sheets.

4)     Complete all Extra Credit (final deadline is Tuesday, April 25th). 

Tests/Quizzes:

NONE.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

None

 

3/28/2017

Today we discussed Housing.

NOTE: Next week Shanna will return to discuss AFF!

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: AFF is APRIL 8th 7:30am-4pm at Dodge Middle School.

Homework:

1)         Complete Major_Expenditures_NTG using the Major_Expenditures_PPT_pdf version & Major_Expenditures_Information_Sheet

3)     Will accept Extra Credit vocabulary up until Thursdaynight.

4)     Complete all Extra Credit (final deadline is Tuesday, April 25th). 

Tests/Quizzes:

NONE.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

None

EXTRA CREDIT:

Spending Plan vocabulary (60 PTS)

SAVINGS VOCABULARY (59PTS).

CREDIT REPORTS VOCABULARY (86PTS).

Credit_Cards_Vocabulary_EC (75 PTS)

Housing_Vocabulary_EC (75 PTS)

3/21/2017 CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Today TCC Andrea came and reviewed Identity Theft & Fraud.

NOTE: Next week Shanna will return to discuss AFF!

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: AFF is APRIL 8th 7:30am-4pm at Dodge Middle School.

Homework:

1)     Complete Protecting_Yourself_from_Fraud_NTG using the TCC-Protecting_Yourself_from_Fraud_PPT & Protecting_Yourself_from_Fraud_info_sheet.

2)     Complete Fraud_Interview_Extra_Credit

3)     Complete all Extra Credit (final deadline is next Tuesday, March 28th). 

4)     Check engrade this weekend and complete any Missing work.

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home TEST: Protecting_Yourself_from_Fraud_QUIZ.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

None

  

EXTRA CREDIT:

Spending_Plan_Vocabulary_EC (60 PTS)

SAVINGS_VOCABULARY_EC (59PTS).

CREDIT_REPORTS_VOCABULARY_EC (86PTS).

Credit_Cards_Vocabulary_EC (75 PTS)

Housing_Vocabulary_EC (75 PTS)

3/14/2017     CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Today we reviewed major expenditures, including buying or renting a home.

NOTE: Next week Shanna is unable to come; however Andrea will take her place for the week and cover Identity Theft.

Homework:

1)     Complete the Major_Expenditures_NTG passed out in classUse the Major_Expenditures_PPT & the Major_Expenditures_Information_Sheet

2)     Complete Finding_a_Rental_HS

3)     Complete Rental_Agreement_Checklist using the Rental_Agreement .

4)     Complete Protecting_Yourself_from_Fraud_NTG using the Protecting_Yourself_from_Fraud_PPT

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home TEST: Housing_Reinforcement_QUIZ . Can use the

 renting_vs_owning_a_home_PPT & the

 Renting_vs._Owning_a_Home_Information Sheet

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

None

EXTRA CREDIT:

Housing_Vocabulary_EC (75 PTS)

3/7/2017 CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Today Ms. Nelson, our Take Charge Cat, reviewed Credit Cards. 

NOTE: Next week we will cover Housing: Buying vs. Renting.

Homework:

1)     Complete the Credit_Cards_NTG.passed out by the TCC:

Use the TCC Credit Cards PPT & the Understanding_Credit_Cards_Information_Sheet

2)     Complete TCC Credit Card Essentials NTG

3)     Complete Comparison_Shopping_for_a_Credit_Card_HS_Assignment

4)     Complete Home_Talk_HS_Worksheet.

 Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home TEST: Credit_Take_Home_Test

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

Major_Expenditures_NTG

EXTRA CREDIT:

Credit_Cards_Vocabulary_EC (75 PTS)

2/28/2017 Click Here for Files

Today we played 2 of the 4 games used at the Arizona Financial Face Off.

Budget Ball uses Spending Plan questions and rules similar to Ultimate Frisbee.

Financial Football uses Credit Report questions and flag football rules.

NOTE: Shanna Nelson, our Take-Charge Cat, will be reviewing Credit Cards. Bring her any questions you may have concerning credit and credit cards.

Homework:

1)     Complete the Understanding_Credit_Cards_NTG.

Use the Understanding_Credit_Cards_PPT Understanding_Credit_Cards_Information_Sheet

2)     Complete the Millionaire_AFF_Savings_Game_Anwer_Sheet as you play the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Game at this link: https://www.superteachertools.net/millionaire/online/game1488521172.php  

3)  Review the TCC Credit Cards_PPT .

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: Understanding_a_Credit_Card_Essentials_QUIZ 

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

NONE

EXTRA CREDIT:

Understanding_a_Credit_Card_Statement_EC (25 PTS)

2/14/2017 Click Here for Files

Today we had our visit from our Take Charge Cat, Shanna Nelson. She reviewed the Credit Reports slide show and answered questions.

NOTE: This is the longest and toughest subject, so do ask questions. 

Homework:

1)     Complete the Credit Reports NTG

Use the TCC Credit Reports and Scores PPT & Credit_Reports_and_Scores_Information_Sheet

2)     Complete Isabellas_Combined_Credit_Report_Worksheet.  

Use Isabella_Langleys_Story_and_Credit_Report & Isabella_Langleys_Combined_Credit_Report.

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: Credit_Reports_and_Scores_QUIZ.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

NONE

2/7/2017 CLICK HERE FOR ALL FILES

Today we had our second visit from our Take Charge Cat, Shanna Nelson. She reviewed the Savings slide show and answered questions.

NOTE: She will be here again next week to with a TCC slideshow on Credit Reports. 

Homework:

1)     Complete the Choosing to Save Essentials NTG

Use the TCC Savings PPT

2)     Complete the Credit_Wisdom_Worksheet. Use the Credit_Wisdom PPT

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: None.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

Print the following:

NONE

1/31/2017 CLICK HERE FOR FILES

 Today we had our first visit by our Take Charge Cat, Shanna Nelson. She reviewed the Spending Plan slide show and answered questions.

NOTE: She will be here again next week to try to get caught up since they missed the first week. So next week will be a TCC slideshow on Savings.  

Homework:

1)      Complete the Spending Plan Essentials NTGUse the TCC Spending Plans_pdf.

2)      Complete the Spending Plan vocabulary Study sheet 

Tests/Quizzes:

None.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

 Print the following:

NONE

 

1/24/2017 CLICK HERE FOR FILES

Today we began reviewing savings.

Our first workshop with the Take Charge Cats is scheduled for next week,January 31st.

Homework:

1)      Complete the Pay_Yourself_First_NTG . Use the Pay_Yourself_First_PPT or the Pay_Yourself_First_Info_Sheet

2)      Complete the Pay_Yourself_First_Worksheet .

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: None.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings. 

Print the following:

Setting_Financial_Goals_NTG

Setting_Financial_Goals_Info_Sheet

Goal_Setting_QUIZ

1/17/2017: CLICK HERE FOR PDFs

Thank you for your flexibility this week with our Take Charge Cat still being arranged. 

We finished reviewing Spending Plans .

Our first workshop with the Take Charge Cats is scheduled for January 31st.

Homework:

1)      Complete My_Spending_Plan worksheet.

2)      Create a Personal Spending Plan using the Spending_Plan_Template. (due 1/24/17).

 Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: Spending_Plans_QUIZ

 For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to learn about Savings.

 Print the following:

Pay_Yourself_First_NTG

Pay_Yourself_First_Worksheet

Pay_Yourself_First_Advice_Column

Pay_Yourself_First_Info_Sheet

Happy New Year!  Hope you had a wonderful and restful Christmas break.

This semester we will cover the following topics:

Investing in Yourself

Spending Plans (Budgetting)

Saving

Investing

Credit Cards

Credit Reports

Loans/The Cost of Borrowing

Identity Theft

Housing-Buying vs. Renting

Purchasing a Vehicle

 

Homework:

1)      Complete Spending_Plans_Note_taking_Guide using the Spending_Plans_PowerPoint_Presentation and/or Spending_Plans_info_sheet

2)      Complete My_Spending_Plan worksheet.

3)      Create a Personal Spending Plan using the Spending_Plan_Template. (due 1/24/17).

 

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: Spending_Plans_QUIZ

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to finish Spending Plans.

Print the following:

Spending_Plan_Mission_Home_Front

The_Carson_Family_Extra Credit

Spending_Plans_info_sheet

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

EXTRA CREDIT

Due 1/17/17

Try your hand at being a financial analyst!

The_Brown_Family  (23 points)

Write a Letter of Advice to the Brown Family (24 points). It will be graded using the

Letter_of_Advice_for_the_Brown_Family_Rubric

Due 1/24/17

Try your hand at being a financial analyst!

The_Carson_Family (43 points)

10/26/2016
Today we finished the Getting Paid unit. Please make sure that you have turned in all assignments for this unit. All have been granted a one week extension.

Hope you enjoyed your day and are ready to learn more about insurance!  

Homework:

1)      Make sure last week’s homework is complete: 

Getting_Paid_Note_Taking_Guide using Getting _Paid PowerPoint.

The_Ways_We_Are_Paid worksheet.

Getting_Paid_Math worksheet.

2)      Complete the Types_of_Insurance_Note_Taking_Guide using the Types_of_Insurance_PowerPointand/or Types_of_Insurance_Information_Sheet.

 

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: Getting_Paid_Reinforcement_Worksheet_QUIZ was due last week, deadline also extended.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to finish Insurance.

10/18/2016
Great job on those interviews Christian and Mariah!

Hope you enjoyed your day and are ready to get paid for that job!

Homework:

1)      Make sure last week’s homework is complete: 

Getting_Paid_Note_Taking_Guide using Getting _Paid PowerPoint.

The_Ways_We_Are_Paid worksheet.

Getting_Paid_Math worksheet.

2)      Complete the Types_of_Insurance_Note_Taking_Guide using the Types_of_Insurance_PowerPoint and/or Types_of_Insurance_Information_Sheet

Tests/Quizzes:

Take-Home QUIZ: Getting_Paid_Reinforcement_Worksheet_QUIZ

 For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to finish Getting Paid and Insurance topics.

Print the following:

Insurance_Key_Terms
Damon_Goes_to_the_Hospital

Damon_Goes_to_the_Hospital_Reflection

10/4/2016
Great job on those interviews Andrew, Joseph and Rebekah. Next week we will interview Christian and Mariah!

Hope you enjoyed your day and are ready to get paid for that job!

Homework:

1)       Complete the Getting_Paid_Note_Taking_Guide using the Getting _Paid PowerPoint.If it does not work, you can use this Getting_Paid_info_sheet.

 2)       Complete the The_Ways_We_Are_Paid worksheet.

 3)       Complete the Getting_Paid_Math worksheet.

 4)       Review the  Getting _Paid PowerPoint and the Getting_Paid_info_sheet for next week's in-class quiz.

Tests/Quizzes:

Will be completing interviews.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to be interviewed and to interview others.

Print the following:

2014 W9

Types_of_Insurance_Note_Taking_Guide

Insurance_Key_Terms

Damon_Goes_to_the_Hospital

Damon_Goes_to_the_Hospital_Reflection

Types_of_Insurance_Information_Sheet

VIEW AND PRINT DOCUMENTS HERE

10/4/2016

Hope you enjoyed your day and are ready to apply for a job!

Here is the Get_a_Job_PPT PowerPoint we reviewed in class. If it does not work can use the

Here are some links to help you create your resume for this job.

http://www.aie.org/find-a-job/write-your-resume/index.cfm

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/564/1/interactive resume-the Purdue OWL

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/resume_generator/

https://careercenter.umich.edu/article/resume-resources  -Has a great list of action words.

Homework:

1)       Find a job that you can apply for now. May use the newspaper, online resources (www.monster.com or www.indeed.com ), job boards at church or other locations, networking (people you know), etc. Make a print out of the job posting to turn in with application.

2)       Complete the Job_Application for this job. Review .the Get_a_Job_PPT PowerPoint for assistance If the PowerPoint does not work for you, use the Get_a_Job_Information_Sheet to complete the guide.

3)       Create a Cover Letter for this Job Application It will be graded using this Cover_Letter_Rubric.

4)       Complete a resume. It will be graded using the Resume Rubric.

5)       Bring a list of 3 references, typed on a separate sheet of paper. The references should have:

First and Last name, occupation (that you know them by, such as coach)

Email of contact person

Phone number of contact person

 6)       Review the 50 MOST COMMONLY ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS to prepare for your interview next week. Dress appropriate for the job you are seeking.

Tests/Quizzes:

Will be conducting interviews.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to be interviewed and to interview others.

Print the following:

Getting_Paid_info_sheet

Getting_Paid_Math

Getting_Paid_Note_Taking_Guide

The_Ways_We_Are_Paid

2014 W9

9/27/2016

Hope you enjoyed your day and getting ready to apply for a job!

Here is the Get_a_Job_PPT PowerPoint we finished in class. 

Here are some links to help you create a resume: 

http://www.aie.org/find-a-job/write-your-resume/index.cfm

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/564/1/

interactive resume-the Purdue OWL

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/resume_generator/

https://careercenter.umich.edu/article/resume-resources  -Has a great list of action words.

 Homework:

1)       Finish filling out the Get_the_Job_Note_Taking_Guide.  If the PowerPoint does not work for you, use the Get_a_Job_Information_Sheet  to complete the guide.

2)       Complete the Cover_Letter_Dissection, if not completed in class.

3)       Complete a resume. It will be graded using the Resume Rubric.

4)       Complete any unfinished homework from the past 2 weeks. (10% deduction for lateness ***Next week is the LAST week to turn in late homework! ***

Tests/Quizzes:

Will be finishing Occupation Presentations.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen, and be ready to present (if haven´t done so already).

 Print the following:

Job_Application

50 MOST COMMONLY ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Personal Finance

9/20/2016

Hope you enjoyed your day and are ready to find Get a job!

Here is the Get_a_Job_PPT PowerPoint we reviewed in class. Remember, we stopped at Cover Letters.

Homework:

1) Select one job and fill out Part Four Occupation Research Worksheet.

2) Using that same job fill out only the first chart of the Group Sharing Worksheet.

NOTE: You will finish filling out this worksheet in class, during the presentations.

3) Fill out the Self-Reflection Worksheet using the job selected for your presentation.

4) Prepare your presentation. You may use notes, a PowerPoint, etc. Your presentation will be graded using the following Occupation Research Presentation rubric.

5) Fill out the Get_the_Job_Note_Taking_Guide. Stop at Cover Letters. If the PowerPoint does not work for you, use the Get_a_Job_Information_Sheet  to complete the guide.

Tests/Quizzes: 

Have a presentation to give on the one job you researched more in depth.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen & anything you need for your presentation..

Print the following:

Cover_Letter_Dissection

Job_Application

Personal Finance

9/13/2016

Hope you enjoyed your first day and are ready to find a job based on your gifts.

Here are the 2 Interest Inventories we did in class: sd interest survey and Student Interest Survey-English .

Homework:

1)      Find 4 jobs within your interests and fill out the Occupation Perceptions Worksheet

2)      Fill out Part One Career Exploration Note Taking Guide  using the Career Exploration info sheet

3)      Fill out Part Two Introduction to Occupations Worksheet using the worksheet from step 1 (Occupation Perceptions Worksheet)

4)      Select one job and fill out Part Four Occupation Research Worksheet.

5)      Using that same job fill out only the first chart of  the Group Sharing Worksheet.

NOTE: You will finish filling out this worksheet in class, during the presentations.

6)    Fill out the Self-Reflection Worksheet using the job selected for your presentation.

7)      Prepare your presentation. You may use notes, a PowerPoint, etc. Your presentation will be graded using the following Occupation Research Presentation rubric.

Tests/Quizzes: NONE this week.

For next week:

Bring your binder, tabs, a pen & anything you need for your presentation..

Print the "Get A Job Note-Taking Guide" for class next week.