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Fundamentals of Financial Services & Corporate Finance
"Financial Services Seniors" consists of two courses: Fundamentals of Financial Services and Corporate Finance. Throughout the second year of the program, FSS students focus on all aspects of personal finance and business finance ... and prepare for a successful transition to college and beyond.











Financial Services Seniors


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.


WEEK 19 & 20

Thursday, January 3: Less than 4 weeks to prepare for competitions … what are YOU going to do to get ready?

Friday, January 4: It’s day 2 of competition prep! How is prep going so far? What is your objective for today? 

Monday, January 7: Today is the third BPA Prep Day, so you should have a pretty good handle on your competitions by now. How would you describe your event(s) to a friend?

Tuesday, January 8: Today is our first BPA 2Tuesday of 2019. We’re going to continue competition prep and revisit Torch Awards today. How much progress did you make before? What’s your goal for today?

Wednesday, January 9: Today is our fourth BPA Prep Day. What are 3 things you’ll do today to get prepared for battle …?

Thursday, January 10: Today is our 5th BPA Prep Day … tested competitions start in less than 3 weeks!!! What’s one thing that you still need to get started on today?

Friday, January 11: Today is our LAST BPA Prep Day until competition week. Make a prediction: how are you going to do on your competitions? Why? 



Monday, January 14: Households, Businesses & Government are connected. Briefly explain HOW and then give some examples of financial activities between each of them. What role does finance play in society?

Tuesday, January 15: Think of an important financial decision that you will be making in the next year or so. Briefly walk through the 5 steps of the personal financial planning process for this decision.

Wednesday, January 16: You own a small bookstore. Name 2 Sources and 2 Uses of funds for your business. Give an example of  a Current Expense and a Capital Expense for the store. 

Thursday, January 17



100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.

Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:

  • A 250 word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
  • Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
  • Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
  • No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.

Example of Current Event in MLA Format



Yahoo Business: //

CNN Money: //

Fox Business:

NBC Business:

ABC Business: //

CBS MoneyWatch:


Fast Company:



Young Entrepreneur:

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: //  

Tax Information for Students: // 

Ohio Society of CPAs: 

American Institute of CPAs: 



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Copies of the syllabus, weekly sheets, worksheets, and handouts can be downloaded in PDF format below.


FSS Syllabus 2018-19

FSS Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSS Weekly Sheet 19 20

FSS Weekly Sheet 21



FSS Stock Market Game

CFIN 1-1

Researching Your Portfolio

CFIN 1-2

Article: Inflation Makes Incomes Small

CFIN 1-3

Article: Dominos Delivers Turnaround



CFIN 1 Text




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Miranda Barton
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Jack Obermeyer
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