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Financial Foundations


"Financial Foundations"
allows students to explore the exciting world of finance in a fast-paced, interactive environment. FiFo students learn about the business environment, our economy, money management, and business law.











Financial Foundations 1


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.



Tuesday, September 4: What exactly is an ECONOMY? Why do we need one? What does it do?

Wednesday, September 5: What is meant by the word SOCIETY? How would you describe our society?

Thursday, September 6: What are some tradeoffs that you have to make in your own life?

Friday, September 7: Why do countries (and people) trade with each other? Who benefits? Who loses?



Monday, September 10: Wednesday is our first quiz! What do we need to review today?

Tuesday, September 11: Today is our first BPA 2Tuesday (2nd Tuesday of the month, same as our chapter meeting day). What are 3 things you’re hoping to get out of BPA this year? 

Wednesday, September 12: Think about COMPETITION for a minute. What are some of the good things about competition in life. What about bad things?

Thursday, September 13: How do you feel about the quiz (test) today?

Friday, September 14: Who sets the prices of goods and services in a market economy? Explain.



Monday, September 16: In your own words … what is the Law of Demand? 

Tuesday, September 17: Explain the difference between a MOVEMENT ALONG the demand curve and a SHIFT of the entire demand curve. What might cause each to happen?

Wednesday, September 18: What does EQUILIBRIUM mean in supply & demand? Does it ever happen in real life? Why or why not?

Thursday, September 19



The website links below are useful resources for any and all finance topics.

Yahoo Finance:

Google Finance:

Market Watch:

Investopedia (Info):

Finance Freak (Info):

Teen Analyst (Info):

Choose to Save (Resource): (Resource): (Resource):

Treasury Direct (Resource):

Tax Information for Students (Resource):

Ohio Society of CPAs:

American Institute of CPAs:

Start Here, Go Places:

Feed the Pig:

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy:


Fast Company:


Inc. Magazine:

Young Entrepreneur:



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


FiFo Syllabus 2018-19

FiFo Guide & Forms 2018-19

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 1

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 2

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 3

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 4

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 5



Guide to Economic Reasoning

Why Didn't Chris Rock Go To College

Opportunity Cost Mysteries

Making Decisions

To Choose or Not

Rules & Incentives

Maximizing Utility

Economic Systems

Interview with Mr. Market

Social Goals

Gain from Trade

FiFo Test 1 Review

Competitive Markets in Your Life

Why Demand Changes

Latte Letdown

Why Supply Changes

The Amazing Farmer Jones

PowerPoint: Supply & Demand





 Myles Blackwell 
Myles Blackwell
Kiah Roberson 
Kiah Roberson
Hannah Tran 
Hannah Tran