My Finance Class

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FSS

Fundamentals of Financial Services & Managerial Accounting
 
"Financial Services Seniors" consists of two courses: Fundamentals of Financial Services and Managerial Accounting. 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.
 
 
 
BPA CLASS REPS

Brayden Hauser

Brayden Hauser

Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Emma Stouffer

Emma Stouffer

      
 

Financial Services Seniors


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QUESTION OF THE DAY

At the beginning of class, there will be a “Question of the Day” on the screen (also available right here on the class website). 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. My email address is clarkpv@butlertech.org.

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/18 

What exactly is CREDIT? What are some of the Pros and Cons of credit?

Thursday 10/20 

List five sources of credit. For each of the sources, list what the most common uses might be.

Friday 10/21 

Explain the BENEFITS and COSTS of using credit in your own words. (Give 3 examples of each). 

WEEK 10 

Monday 10/24 

Give examples of Manual and Electronic Payment Options. Explain the ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES of each.

Tuesday 10/25 

Give as many examples of CONSUMER LOANS as you can think of. Which ones are secured? Unsecured?

Thursday 10/27 

What are 5 helpful hints for establishing and maintaining good credit?

Friday 10/18 

If you get into trouble overspending on credit, what are some of your options for getting UNSTUCK ? 

WEEK 11 

Monday 10/31 

What is the purpose of BANKRUPTCY? Explain the difference between Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy.

Tuesday 11/1 

What is IDENTITY THEFT? Explain how it happens and why it’s such a big problem today.

Thursday 11/3 

Why is it important to review your credit report at least once a year? How would you go about doing this?

Friday 11/4 

RECRUITING TOURS! (No QOD)

WEEK 12

Thursday 11/10 

What is the difference between SAVING and INVESTING? Why do people save? Why do people invest?

Friday 11/11 

Why is it important to consider INFLATION when planning your saving and investing goals? 

WEEK 13

Monday 11/14 

Why are RISK, RETURN, and LIQUIDITY important to investors? How are these concepts related to each other?

Tuesday 11/15 

What is STOCK? What is a STOCK MARKET? What is a STOCK INDEX?

Thursday 11/17 

Give some examples of LOW-RISK saving & investing options. Why is it important to always have some safe, liquid investments?

Friday 11/18 

Thanksgiving Feast!

WEEK 14 

Monday 11/21 

What are MUTUAL FUNDS? How do they help with our concerns about risk, return, and liquidity?

Tuesday 11/22 

What is the difference between stocks and bonds? Why might a corporation sell a bond to raise money instead of selling stock? 

WEEK 15 

Monday 11/28 

How can you tell if a stock is EXPENSIVE? Why is the PRICE of a stock not always the answer?

Tuesday 11/29 

What is the difference between a MARKET ORDER, a LIMIT ORDER, and a STOP ORDER?

Thursday 12/1 

Friday 12/2 

  


 

CURRENT EVENT

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.

Sample of Current Event in MLA Format

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SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

FSS Student Guide and Forms 

FSS Syllabus 2022-23 

FSS Week 9 

FSS Week 10 

FSS Week 11 

FSS Week 12 

FSS Week 13 & 14 

FSS Week 15 

  


 

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/18 

PFIN 7-1, Blogging about Personal Finance 

Thursday 10/20 

PFIN 7-2

Friday 10/21 

PFIN 7-3, Calculating Interest, PFIN 7 Review

WEEK 10 

Monday 10/24 

PFIN 8-1 

Tuesday 10/25 

PFIN 8-2 

Thursday 10/27 

PFIN 8-3, PFIN 8 Review, Credit Card Myths

Cubicle Estate Project

Friday 10/18 

PFIN 9-1, Debt Collectors, Debt Cases 

WEEK 11 

Monday 10/31 

PFIN 9-2, 9 Ways to Go Bankrupt 

Tuesday 11/1 

PFIN 9-3, PFIN 9 Review, Scams and Schemes 

Thursday 11/3 

PFIN Unit III Test

Friday 11/4 

RECRUITING TOURS! 

WEEK 12

Thursday 11/10 

PFIN 10-1, Saving Investing and the Invisible Hand 

Friday 11/11 

PFIN 10-2, SmartArt  

WEEK 13

Monday 11/14 

PFIN 10-3, PFIN 10 Review, Buy What You Know 

Tuesday 11/15 

Getting to Know the Stock Markets

Thursday 11/17 

PFIN 11-1, What Is A Bond? 

Friday 11/18 

Thanksgiving Feast! 

WEEK 14 

Monday 11/21 

PFIN 11-2, Investment Strategies, Mutual Funds 

Tuesday 11/22 

PFIN 11-3, PFIN 11 Review, Would You Buy This Stock 

WEEK 15 

Monday 11/28 

PFIN 12-1, Risk Return Liquidity, Ways to Save & Invest 

Tuesday 11/29 

PFIN 12-2, Risk Return Grid, Case for Diversification

Thursday 12/1 

Friday 12/2 

 


  

TEXT BOOK

PFIN 1 

PFIN 2  

PFIN 3

PFIN 4 

PFIN 5 

PFIN 6

PFIN 7 

PFIN 8 

PFIN 9

PFIN 10 

PFIN 11 

PFIN 12