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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


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, October 28: Give as many examples of CONSUMER LOANS as you can think of. Which ones are secured? Unsecured?

Tuesday, October 29: What are 5 helpful hints for establishing and maintaining good credit?

Wednesday, October 30: If you get into trouble overspending on credit, what are some of your options for getting UNSTUCK ?

Thursday, October 31: What is the purpose of BANKRUPTCY? Explain the difference between Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy.

Friday, November 1: What is IDENTITY THEFT? Explain how it happens and why it’s such a big problem today.



Wednesday, November 6: Why is it important to review your credit report at least once a year? How would you go about doing this?

Thursday, November 7: How do you feel about the test today?

Friday, November 8: Today and tomorrow we’ll be exploring the Personal Financial Management competition … what topics do you think this event focuses on?



Monday, November 11: Today you will have to choice between another Personal Financial Management test or Advanced Word Processing. What is the most challenging thing about any of the Word events?

Tuesday, November 12: No QOD - Feast!

Wednesday, November 13: No QOD - Tours!

Thursday, November 14: What is the difference between SAVING and INVESTING? Why do people save? Why do people invest?

Friday, November 15: Why is it important to consider INFLATION when planning your saving and investing goals?


WEEK 15 & 16

Monday, November 18: Why are RISK, RETURN, and LIQUIDITY important to investors? How are these concepts related to each other?

Tuesday, November 19: What is STOCK? What is a STOCK MARKET? What is a STOCK INDEX?

Wednesday, November 20

Thursday, November 21

Friday, November 22

Monday, November 25



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: // 

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.


FSS Syllabus 2019-20

FSS Guide and Forms

FSS Week 1 & 2

FSS Week 3

FSS Week 4

FSS Week 5

FSS Week 6

FSS Week 7

FSS Week 8

FSS Week 9

FSS Week 10

FSS Week 11

FSS Week 12

FSS Week 13

FSS Week 14

FSS Week 15 & 16




PFIN 1-1 (not assigned)

PFIN 1-2

Paragraph: College Bound Calendar

PFIN 1 Review

Learn More Earn More

PFIN 2-1

PFIN 2-2

Computing Gross & Net Pay

Career Passport (Narrative & Employability)

PFIN 2-3

PFIN 2 Review (not assigned)

PFIN 3-1

PFIN 3-2

PFIN 3-3

PFIN 3 Review


PFIN 4-1

Article: Millionaire's Mindset

Evaluating an Entrepreneur's FS

PFIN 4-2

PFIN 4-3

Good Will Hunting

PFIN 4 Review

PFIN 5-1

Keeping a Checkbook Register

Managing a Checking Account

PFIN 5-2

Simple/Compound Interest, and Rule of 72

Article: The First $100K

PFIN 5-3

Article: 0 Percent Unemployment

PFIN 5 Review

More Practice with Checks

Bank Reconciliation

PFIN 6-1

PFIN 6-2

Article: Profits

PFIN 6-3

PFIN 6 Review

FSS Excel Warm Up

Advanced Spreadsheet Practice

PFIN 7-1

Blogging about Personal Finance

PFIN 7-2

PFIN 7-3

PFIN 7 Review

PFIN 8-1

PFIN 8-2

PFIN 8-3

PFIN 8 Review

Cubic-E-state Project

PFIN 9-1

PFIN 9-2

PFIN 9-3

PFIN 9 Review


Saving, Investing, Invisible Hand

PFIN 10-2

SmartArt: The Cost of Waiting

PFIN 10-3

Article: Buy What You Know

PFIN 10 Review



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

PFIN 10 Text




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