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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.
 
      
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Financial Services Seniors


QUESTION OF THE DAY

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 11

Tuesday, October 30: Explain the BENEFITS and COSTS of using credit in your own words. (Give 3 examples of each).

Wednesday, October 31: What is IMPULSE BUYING? What can you do to reduce the risk of making these types of purchases when you go shopping?

Thursday, November 1: Give examples of Manual and Electronic Payment Options. Explain the ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES of each.

Friday, November 2: Give as many examples of CONSUMER LOANS as you can think of. Which ones are secured? Unsecured?

 

WEEK 12

Monday, November 5: What are 5 helpful hints for establishing and maintaining good credit?

Wednesday, November 6: What exactly is “real estate”? What is included when you buy it? How do most people afford it?

Thursday, November 7: If you get into trouble overspending on credit, what are some of your options for getting UNSTUCK?

Friday, November 8: What is the purpose of BANKRUPTCY? Explain the difference between Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy.

 

WEEK 13 14

Monday, November 12: What is IDENTITY THEFT? Explain how it happens and why it’s such a big problem today.

Thursday, November 15: Snow Day

Friday, November 16: How do you feel about the TAKE HOME test today?

Monday, November 19: Exchange Tours!

Tuesday, November 20

 

CURRENT EVENT

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

  

FINANCE RESOURCES

Yahoo Business: //news.yahoo.com/business/

CNN Money: //money.cnn.com/

Fox Business: www.foxbusiness.com/index.html

NBC Business: www.nbcnews.com/business#/

ABC Business: //abcnews.go.com/business

CBS MoneyWatch: www.cbsnews.com/moneywatch/

VentureBeat: www.venturebeat.com

Fast Company: www.fastcompany.com

Entrepreneur: www.entrepreneur.com

Inc.: www.inc.com

Young Entrepreneur: www.youngentrepreneur.com

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: //wallstcheatsheet.com/  

Tax Information for Students: //www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html 

AccountingEdu.org: www.accountingedu.org 

Ohio Society of CPAs: www.ohiocpa.com 

American Institute of CPAs: www.aicpa.org 

 

FLIPBOARD MAGAZINE

View my Flipboard Magazine.

   

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

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

SYLLABUS & WEEKLY SHEETS

FSS Syllabus 2018-19

FSS Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSS Weekly Sheet 1

FSS Weekly Sheet 2

FSS Weekly Sheet 3

FSS Weekly Sheet 4

FSS Weekly Sheet 5

FSS Weekly Sheet 6

FSS Weekly Sheet 7

FSS Weekly Sheet 8

FSS Weekly Sheet 9

FSS Weekly Sheet 10

FSS Weekly Sheet 11

FSS Weekly Sheet 12

FSS Weekly Sheet 13 14

 

WORKSHEETS & HANDOUTS

FS Summer Honors Assignment

PFIN 1-1 (not assigned)

PFIN 1-2

College Bound Paragraph

PFIN 1 Review

Learn More Earn More

AIS Practice Set

Interview Questions Project

PFIN 2-1

PFIN 2-2

Computing Gross Pay

PFIN 2-3

Employment Forms: I-9, W-4

PFIN 2 Review

Evaluate and Select Benefits

PFIN 3-1

PFIN 3-2

PFIN 3-3

PFIN 3 Review

PFIN 4-1

Article: Millionaire's Mindset

Evaluating Financial Statements

PFIN 4-2

PFIN 4-3

Good Will Hunting

PFIN 4 Review

FSS Warm Up Excel

BPA Project: Advanced Spreadsheets

Excel: Choosing a College

PFIN 5-1

Managing a Checking Account

Keeping a Checkbook Register

PFIN 5-2

Simple and Compound Interest

Compound Interest Problems

Article: The First $100K

PFIN 5-3

Article: 0 Percent Unemployment

PFIN 5 Review

More Practice with Checkbooks

Bank Reconciliation

PFIN 6-1

PFIN 6-2

Article: Where Do Profits Come From?

PowerPoint: Puzzle of L&H

PFIN 6-3

PFIN 6 Review

BPA Project: GMT/PMT

PFIN 7-1

Blogging About Personal Finance

PFIN 7-2

Credit Application

PFIN 7-3

Calculating Interest

PFIN 7 Review

PFIN 8-1

PFIN 8-2

Reviewing a Credit Report

PFIN 8-3

Article: 7 Credit Card Myths

Credit Card Topics

Cublcle Estate Project

PFIN 9-1

PFIN 9-2

Article: 9 Ways to Go Bankrupt

PFIN 9-3

Scams & Schemes

SmartArt: Credit Laws

  

PERSONAL FINANCE TEXT

PFIN 1 TEXT

PFIN 2 TEXT

PFIN 3 TEXT

PFIN 4 TEXT

PFIN 5 TEXT

PFIN 6 TEXT

PFIN 7 TEXT

PFIN 8 TEXT

PFIN 9 TEXT

 

CLASS REPS

 

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