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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.


WEEK 19 & 20

Thursday, January 3: Less than 4 weeks to prepare for competitions … what are YOU going to do to get ready?

Friday, January 4: It’s day 2 of competition prep! How is prep going so far? What is your objective for today? 

Monday, January 7: Today is the third BPA Prep Day, so you should have a pretty good handle on your competitions by now. How would you describe your event(s) to a friend?

Tuesday, January 8: Today is our first BPA 2Tuesday of 2019. We’re going to continue competition prep and revisit Torch Awards today. How much progress did you make before? What’s your goal for today?

Wednesday, January 9: Today is our fourth BPA Prep Day. What are 3 things you’ll do today to get prepared for battle …?

Thursday, January 10: Today is our 5th BPA Prep Day … tested competitions start in less than 3 weeks!!! What’s one thing that you still need to get started on today?

Friday, January 11: Today is our LAST BPA Prep Day until competition week. Make a prediction: how are you going to do on your competitions? Why?



Monday, January 14: Most of you probably hope to be successful one day. What does “successful” mean to you personally?

Tuesday, January 15: What skills do you possess that might be attractive to an employer? Why should somebody hire you?

Wednesday, January 16: If you were looking for a job right now, how would you go about finding one?

Thursday, January 17: If you’ve ever received a paycheck, you know that you don’t get paid all the money you earned. What’s the difference between GROSS pay and NET pay?



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 19 20

FiFo1 Weekly Sheet 21




Making Cents of Your Career

Education Pays Off

Understanding Your Paycheck





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