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Fundamentals of Financial Services & Corporate Finance
 
"Financial Services Seniors" consists of two courses: Fundamentals of Financial Services and Corporate Finance. Throughout the second year of the program, FSS students focus on all aspects of personal finance and business finance ... and prepare for a successful transition to college and beyond.
 
 
 
BPA CLASS REPS

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Morgan Hines

Tim

Tim Montgomery

Nick
Nick Moore
      
 

Financial Services Seniors


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QUESTION OF THE DAY

At the beginning of class, there will be a “Question of the Day” on the screen (also available right here 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! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day. My email address is clarkpv@butlertech.org.

WEEK 9

Monday 10/18 

What exactly is CREDIT? What are some of the Pros and Cons of credit?

List five sources of credit. For each of the sources, list what the most common uses might be.

Wednesday 10/20 

Explain the BENEFITS and COSTS of using credit in your own words. (Give 3 examples of each).

What is IMPULSE BUYING? What can you do to reduce the risk of making these types of purchases when you go shopping?

Friday 10/22 

Give examples of Manual and Electronic Payment Options. Explain the ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES of each.

Give as many examples of CONSUMER LOANS as you can think of. Which ones are secured? Unsecured?

WEEK 10

Tuesday 10/26 

What are 5 helpful hints for establishing and maintaining good credit?

What exactly is “real estate”? What is included when you buy it? How do most people afford it?

Thursday 10/28 

If you get into trouble overspending on credit, what are some of your options for getting UNSTUCK ?

What is the purpose of BANKRUPTCY? Explain the difference between Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy.

WEEK 11

Monday 11/1 

What is IDENTITY THEFT? Explain how it happens and why it’s such a big problem today.

What are CREDIT Scores (FICO Scores)? Why do people care so much about their credit ratings?

Thursday 11/4 

Why is it important to review your credit report at least once a year? How would you go about doing this?

How do you feel about the test today?

WEEK 12

Monday 11/8 

What is the difference between SAVING and INVESTING? Why do people save? Why do people invest?

Why is it important to consider INFLATION when planning your saving and investing goals?

Wednesday 11/10 

Why are RISK, RETURN, and LIQUIDITY important to investors? How are these concepts related to each other?

What is STOCK? What is a STOCK MARKET? What is a STOCK INDEX?

Friday 11/12 

Give some examples of LOW-RISK saving & investing options. Why is it important to always have some safe, liquid investments?

What are MUTUAL FUNDS? How do they help with our concerns about risk, return, and liquidity?

WEEK 13 & 14

Tuesday 11/16 

What is the difference between stocks and bonds? Why might a corporation sell a bond to raise money instead of selling stock?

What do you think are the RISKIEST type of investments that you can make? Are they worth it?

Thursday 11/18 

Today you will select your BPA Competitions! Which two will you SELECT? What will you do to WIN?

Monday 11/22

No QOD ... Thanksgiving Feast!

WEEK 15

Monday 11/29 

How can you tell if a stock is EXPENSIVE? Why is the PRICE of a stock not always the answer?

What is the difference between a MARKET ORDER, a LIMIT ORDER, and a STOP ORDER?

Wednesday 12/1 

What is a STOCK SPLIT? Why might a company want to “split” their stock? Does this affect how much the company is worth?

What role do stock markets (NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ) play in buying and selling stocks?

Friday 2/3 

  


 

CURRENT EVENT

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.

Sample of Current Event in MLA Format

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SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

FS Seniors Syllabus 2021-22

FS Seniors Course Guide 2021-22

FSS Week 9 

FSS Week 10

FSS Week 11

FSS Week 12

FSS Week 13 & 14

FSS Week 15


 

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 9

Monday 10/18 

PFIN 7-1, Blogging, PFIN 7-2, Credit App

Wednesday 10/20 

PFIN 7-3, Calculating Interest, Reconciling Credit, PFIN 7 Review, Credit Friend/Enemy

Friday 10/22 

PFIN 8-1, PFIN 8-2, Loan Amortization, Credit Report

WEEK 10

Tuesday 10/26 

PFIN 8-3, PFIN 8 Review, Cubicle Estate

Thursday 10/28 

PFIN 9-1, PFIN 9-2

WEEK 11

Monday 11/1 

PFIN 9-3, Scams & Schemes, Smart Art, PFIN 9 Review, Understanding FICO, My FICO Score

Thursday 11/4 

Test Review and PFIN 789 Test

WEEK 12

Monday 11/8 

PFIN 10-1, Invisible Hand, PFIN 10-2, SmartArt

Wednesday 11/10 

PFIN 10-3, Buy What You Know, PFIN 10 Review

Friday 11/12 

PFIN 11-1, What Is A Bond?, PFIN 11-2, Investment Strategies

WEEK 13 & 14

Tuesday 11/16 

PFIN 11-3, PFIN 11 Review

Thursday 11/18 

Choosing Your BPA Competition

Monday 11/22

Thanksgiving Feast!

WEEK 15

Monday 11/29 

PFIN 12-1, PFIN 12-2, Recap of Ways to Save & Invest

Wednesday 12/1 

PFIN 12-3, PFIN 12 Review, Bulls Bears Pigs

Friday 2/3 

 


  

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