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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, October 8: What makes somebody an ENTREPRENEUR? What role do entrepreneurs play in our economy?

Tuesday, October 9: Today is our second BPA 2Tuesday. Today, we’re working on Torch Awards! What is this and what are your goals?

Wednesday, October 10: What is an “Elevator Pitch” … and why should everybody have one for themselves?

Thursday, October 11: Most of the businesses that we know are corporations. So, what exactly is a CORPORATION? 

Friday, October 12: What types of STRATEGIES do companies use to grow and expand their business? Give examples.



Monday, October 15: Our third quiz is tomorrow! What do we need to review today to get ready for tomorrow?

Tuesday, October 16: What are some of the CHARACTERISTICS of successful entrepreneurs?

Wednesday, October 17: Today, we’re working on Competitions. What do you think the benefits of participating in BPA competitions might be …?

Thursday, October 18: Yesterday was your first day of competition prep. What did you think about the event you chose?

Friday, October 19: What makes a business idea GOOD? What qualities does a successful business idea have?



Monday, October 22: High and Low of the Quarter: What was your favorite thing in FiFo this quarter? Your least favorite? Why?

Tuesday, October 23: No QOD - Quarter Exam

Wednesday, October 24: We need the government to perform certain duties in our economy. What are some of the most important roles of government?

Thursday, October 25



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

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 9

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 10



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





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