QUESTION OF THE DAY
10pts daily, due by the end of class.
Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren't sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day.
Monday, October 22: High and Low of the Quarter: What was your favorite thing in FiFo this quarter? Your least favorite? Why?
Tuesday, October 23: No QOD - Quarter Exam
Wednesday, October 24: We need the government to perform certain duties in our economy. What are some of the most important roles of government?
Thursday, October 25: What do you think are the biggest things that the government spends money on? Where does the money come from?
Tuesday, October 30: Why does the government provide certain goods and services (like roads), but not others (like cars)?
Wednesday, October 31: Government is more-or-less “hands off” in a market economy, but what kinds of “market failures” (problems) should the government step in to fix?
Thursday, November 1: Why do you think the government should maintain competition in our economy? Are there any industries where it just makes sense to have monopolies?
Friday, November 2: Why does the government need to “redistribute income”? How does it do this? (give some examples)
Monday, November 5: What is Macro-Economics? What does it tell us? Why do we care?
Wednesday, November 6: Why is STABILITY important in our economy? What can the government do to help? Give examples.
Thursday, November 7: To see how you’re doing, a doctor might check your temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. How can economists tell how well our ECONOMY is doing? (give me a few ideas)
Friday, November 8: What is meant by UNEMPLOYMENT? How is the unemployment rate calculated?
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Monday, November 12: What is the formula for GDP and what does it mean in words?
Wednesday, November 14: What is the Federal Reserve? What purposes do you think it serves?
Thursday, November 15:
Friday, November 16:
Monday, November 17:
Tuesday, November 20:
The website links below are useful resources for any and all finance topics.
Yahoo Finance: //finance.yahoo.com
Google Finance: //finance.google.com
Market Watch: www.marketwatch.com
Investopedia (Info): www.investopedia.com
Finance Freak (Info): www.financefreak.com
Teen Analyst (Info): www.teenanalyst.com
Choose to Save (Resource): www.choosetosave.org
Manilla.com (Resource): www.manilla.com
Mint.com (Resource): www.mint.com
Treasury Direct (Resource): www.treasurydirect.gov
Tax Information for Students (Resource): //www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html
Ohio Society of CPAs: www.ohiocpa.com
American Institute of CPAs: www.aicpa.org
Start Here, Go Places: www.startheregoplaces.com
Feed the Pig: www.feedthepig.org
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: www.360financialliteracy.org
Fast Company: www.fastcompany.com
Inc. Magazine: www.inc.com
Young Entrepreneur: www.youngentrepreneur.com