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A Few Big Assignments
Great Intro to the Subject
Requires Lots of Research
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it teaches you a lot of important skills, including how to pay taxes, how to manage a monthly budget, what a 401k is, and the different phases the economy goes through. There is a "portfolio project" that students complete throughout the semester that helps them get an idea of where they want to go to college, the careers they're interested in, where they want to live, and the kind of lifestyle they want to be financially secure enough to maintain.
One of the highlights of Personal Finance was participating in the H & R Block Budget Challenge. Our class competed with schools across the nation and the game required you to contribute to a 401k, keep a minimum balance in your bank account, pay bills, and be prepared for unexpected expenses such as car repairs and medical emergencies. It was a realistic simulation of what we're going to deal with as adults.
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If you are a student considering this course, I would definitely say to sign up for it. It's extremely practical, the coursework isn't at all difficult to keep up with, and our teacher even helped students with financial questions from their real life; an example would be when students who had jobs had to fill out their W-2 forms.