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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





Every day, there will be a “Question of the Day” available on the class website. 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! My email address is 


Monday 11/9: Why do you think the government should maintain competition in our economy? Are there any industries where it just makes sense to have monopolies?

Tuesday 11/10: Why does the government need to “redistribute income”? How does it do this? (give some examples)

Wednesday 11/11: The last of the roles of government that we’ll discuss is stabilizing the economy. What exactly does this mean? How can the government do this?

Thursday 11/12: What is Macro-Economics? What does it tell us? Why do we care?

Friday 11/13: Why is STABILITY important in our economy? What can the government do to help? Give examples.

WEEK 12 & 13

Monday 11/16: 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)

Tuesday 11/17: What is meant by UNEMPLOYMENT? How is the unemployment rate calculated?

Wednesday 11/18: What is the formula for GDP and what does it mean in words? (hint: I explain this on Monday's video!)

Thursday 11/19: What is the Federal Reserve? What purposes do you think it serves?

Friday 11/20: We have talked about the Federal Reserve's role in stabilizing the economy. What else can the government do to help the economy?

Monday 11/23: What do you think makes some nations wealthy and other ones poor?

Tuesday 11/24: What do you think makes an economy grow? Try to think of 3 reasons why some countries grow and others don’t…


Monday 11/30: What’s on your mind TODAY? Check Google Classroom for the link to the Zoom call today at 1:33pm!

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Financial Foundations Syllabus 2020-21




All assignments will be posted to Google Classroom this year!