• COURSE OUTLINE
     Money Management

    INSTRUCTOR:

    Mr. Ambron

    CREDITS:

    ½ Credit-One Semester

    TELEPHONE:

    (845) 897-6700 Ext. 30162

    E-MAIL:

    Michael.Ambron@wcsdny.org

    COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will learn the following:

    1. The process of budgeting and the importance of saving.
    2. The options for borrowing money and the benefits and risks of borrowing.
    3. Techniques to becoming an aware consumer including: credit scores, identity theft, and fraud.
    4. Various types of investment tools/products and financial risk management instruments.
    5. People’s values and attitudes as they relate to money.
    6. The elements of effective goal setting and the best practices of successful people.

     

    INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: This course is taught through a series of lectures and project based coursework. Projects will vary from being completed individually to working with small collaborative groups. All efforts will be made to include multiple simulations and exercises that mimic real life financial decisions. Tests and quizzes will be given at appropriate intervals.

     

    GRADING/EVALUATION: The student will be evaluated on class work (projects and daily assignments),homework, tests and quizzes. Each ten weeks is worth 40% of your final average for the course. The final project will account for 20% of your final grade

    1ST TEN WEEKS

    Grade Calculation

    ***TOPICS COVERED***

       Classwork, Homework, Projects

    40%

    Personal Finance

       Tests and Quizzes

    60%

    Debt

     

     

    Consumer Awareness

     

     

    Bargain Shopping

    2nd Ten Weeks

     

    Investing and Retiring

       Classwork, Homework, Projects

    40%

    Insurance

       Tests and Quizzes

    60%

    Money and Relationships

     

     

    Careers

     

     

    Giving

     

     

    Saving and Budgeting

     

     

    Credit versus Debit