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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.



Monday, November 26: What are Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand? How are they DIFFERENT from the Supply and Demand we discussed first quarter?

Tuesday, November 27: The test is TOMORROW. What’s on your mind TODAY?

Wednesday, November 28: How does the Fed affect the economy? How does Congress affect it? 

Thursday, November 29: What is meant by GLOBALIZATION? How does this trend affect our economy? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?



Monday, December 3: What is meant by the word “CULTURE”? How can culture influence international business? How can international business influence culture?

Tuesday, December 4: What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing a business?

Wednesday, December 5: Describe some of the challenges that countries face when they try to work together? (use examples from the game last week)

Thursday, December 6: Why aren’t all currencies worth the same? What are some of the factors that impact the value of a country’s money? 

Friday, December 7: Wouldn’t international trade be easier if we all used the same money? Why do you think we still have different currencies around the world? Do you think that this will change someday?



Monday, December 10: Test coming up… what do we need to review today?

Wednesday, December 12: Think back to our discussion about PPP and explain how a Big Mac can help us value foreign currency.

Thursday, December 13: Today we’re reviewing MICRO and MACRO ECONOMICS. Briefly explain what the difference is and why they are important in business. 

Friday, December 14: We just finished up our macroeconomics unit. What do you think was the most interesting thing we learned this quarter?



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

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 6

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 7

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 8

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FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 10

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 11

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 12

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FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 16

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 17



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

S&D Concepts Review

The Donut Shop

Tales of Four Markets

Why So Much

Price Ceilings & Floors

Paying Attention to Prices

Price & Scarcity

Price Changes Matter

FiFo Test 2 Review

What Is A Market?


Circular Flow

A Visit With Adam Smith

When There Isn't Competition

Entrepreneur in You?

Fickle Financial Services

FiFo Test 3 Review

Roles of Government

Preamble Lesson

Constitution and Our Economy

Public Goods & Services


Fair Tax Worksheet

Say What? / Have You Seen the News?

What Component of GDP?

The Business Cycle

Measuring Trade

Wealth of Nations

Aggregate Supply & Demand

Macro Test II Review

The Puzzle of Government Intervention

An American Journey

Culture in School

Bloc Party

Trade Cases and Mix Match

The AB3s of Forex

Currency Conversions

Big Mac Economics

Making Change

Macro Test III Review





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