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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 7


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, October 30: Why does the government provide certain goods and services (like roads), but not others (like cars)? 

Wednesday, October 31: Government is more-or-less “hands off” in a market economy, but what kinds of “market failures” (problems) should the government step in to fix? 

Thursday, November 1: Why do you think the government should maintain competition in our economy? Are there any industries where it just makes sense to have monopolies?

Friday, November 2: Why does the government need to “redistribute income”? How does it do this? (give some examples)



Monday, November 5: No QOD (Blackout!)

Wednesday, November 6: Why is STABILITY important in our economy? What can the government do to help? Give examples.

Thursday, November 7: To see how you’re doing, a doctor might check your temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. How can economists tell how well our ECONOMY is doing? (give me a few ideas)

Friday, November 8: What is meant by UNEMPLOYMENT? How is the unemployment rate calculated?


WEEK 13 14

Monday, November 12: What is the formula for GDP and what does it mean in words?

Wednesday, November 14: What is the Federal Reserve? What purposes do you think it serves?

Thursday, November 15: Snow Day

Friday, November 16: We have talked about the Federal Reserve's role in stabilizing the economy. What else can the government do to help the economy?

Monday, November 17: Consumers in the U.S. love to spend money. How does this help to explain why the U.S. has an imbalance of trade? How does a recession actually help?

Tuesday, November 20



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

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 1

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 2

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 3

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 4

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 5

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 6

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 7

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 8

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 9

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 10

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 11

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 12

FiFo7 Weekly Sheet 13 14



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 the Economy

Public Goods & Services


Fair Tax Worksheet

Say What? / Have You Seen the News?

What Component of GDP?

The Business Cycle

Measuring Trade




Robbie Brockert 
Robbie Brockert
Cheyenne Goldick 
Cheyenne Goldick
Jose Martinez 
Jose Martinez