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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.

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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, February 10: In your own words… What is a stock? What is “the stock market”?

Tuesday, February 11: Why do stock prices change? 

Wednesday, February 12: No QOD.

Thursday, February 13: What is the difference between NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX?



Tuesday, February 18: What kind of STRATEGY will you use for buying stocks in the Stock Market Challenge? 

Wednesday, February 19: Let’s review … What is stock? What are the benefits of owning stock? Risks?

Thursday, February 20: Today you will start trading in the FiFo MarketWatch Challenge. So … how do you predict you will do in the challenge? Which stocks will be your best performers? Why?

Friday, February 21: If you had money of your own to invest, what would you do with it? 



Monday, February 24: How do you feel about the test today? Are you comfortable with the topic of stocks?

Tuesday, February 25: What is CREDIT? What are some examples of how people can obtain credit?

Wednesday, February 26: We just started looking at CREDIT. What are some things you’ve learned so far?

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28



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.


FiFo1 Syllabus 2019-20

FiFo1 Guide and Forms

FiFo1 Week 20

FiFo1 Week 21

FiFo1 Week 22

FiFo1 Week 23

FiFo1 Week 24

FiFo1 Week 25

FiFo1 Week 26

FiFo1 Week 27



BPA Prep Day 4

BPA Prep Day 5

BPA Prep Day 6

BPA Prep Day 7

No Such Thing As Free Lunch

Making Cents of Your Career

Understanding Your Paycheck

Budgets Are Beautiful

What Are Financial Institutions?

Writing a Check

Money Test I Review

Tomorrow's Money

A Tale of Two Savers

Types of Investment Risk

Risk Pyramid

A $1000 Question

Strategies for Wealth Building

Hot Stock Tips

Happy Birthday Cookie

How to Buy and Sell Stocks

Strategies for Stock Selection

MarketWatch Introduction

Money Test II Review

Stock Market Test Review

What Is Credit?

Reading a Credit Report





Nathan Love
Nathan Love
Adam Rowland
Adam Rowland