My Finance Class

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Strategic Entrepreneurship & Financial Accounting

  "Financial Services Juniors" consists of two courses: Strategic Entrepreneurship and Financial Accounting. Throughout the first year of the program, FSJ students discover what makes a company successful ... and learn how to start, manage, and grow their own successful businesses.












Financial Services Juniors


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 4: No QOD

Tuesday, February 5: Have you ever kept a diary or journal (or known someone who has)? How do people usually organize the entries in their journals? Why?

Wednesday, February 6: No QOD

Thursday, February 7: No QOD

Friday, February 8: No QOD



Monday, February 11: How does the journal represent an example of “double entry” accounting? What benefit does this provide?

Tuesday, February 12: Most businesses allow customers to buy on account (credit cards) these days. What are the challenges of doing this?

Wednesday, February 13: What should you do if you make a mistake while writing a check?

Thursday, February 14: We’re going to learn a different way of keeping track of accounts today (instead of T-Accounts). What are some of the problems with using T-Accounts?

Friday, February 15: After journalizing and posting to the ledger, why is it still necessary to prepare a trial balance?



Tuesday, February 19: Today we’ll be reviewing the journal and ledger in teams. Why do you think it’s important to learn how to effectively work in teams for accounting?

Wednesday, February 20:

Thursday, February 21:

Friday, February 22:



100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.

Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:

  • A 250 word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
  • Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
  • Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
  • No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.

Example of Current Event in MLA Format



Yahoo Business: //

CNN Money: //

Fox Business:

NBC Business:

ABC Business: //

CBS MoneyWatch:


Fast Company:



Young Entrepreneur:

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: // 

Tax Information for Students (Resource): // 

Ohio Society of CPAs: 

American Institute of CPAs: 



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Copies of the syllabus, weekly sheets, worksheets, and handouts can be downloaded in PDF format below.


FSJ Syllabus 2018-19

FSJ Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSJ Weekly Sheet 19 20

FSJ Weekly Sheet 21

FSJ Weekly Sheet 22

FSJ Weekly Sheet 23

FSJ Weekly Sheet 24

FSJ Weekly Sheet 25

FSJ Weekly Sheet 26



The Accounting Equation

Sorting Out Business Transactions

I Drew It Myself

Jim's Lawn Care Revisited

Mindy the Matchmaker

Chart of Accounts

Ken's Salon Basement

John Q Public

Feeling AT Home

Mr T Accounts

T Accounts R Us

A Brief Review of D&C

Source Documents

Wreckless Drivers

I Spy Private Eye

Journalizing Cash and Petty Cash

Hair Um Salon (with Petty Cash)

Nikki Tikki Taxes

Jim's Back!

Disco Dave's Dance Club

Ice Ice Baby





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