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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 8

Monday, October 8: Compare and contrast Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance. How does each type of insurance protect income?

Tuesday, October 9: Today is our second BPA 2Tuesday. Today, we’re working on Torch Awards! What is this and what are your goals?

Wednesday, October 10: When you have “Full Coverage” on your car, what types of coverage do you have?  When are you actually required to get full coverage? What does the law require?

Thursday, October 11: What are some of the reasons that auto insurance rates are NOT the same for everyone? What would be the result if they were?

Friday, October 12: Where are you in the College Search/Application/Scholarship Process? (please don’t answer: “should I have started that already?”)

 

WEEK 9

Monday, October 15: What’s the difference between a savings account, a CD, and an IRA?

Tuesday, October 16: Today we will start with our next BPA Project: Global Marketing Team and Presentation Management Team. What are the keys to a great presentation?

Wednesday, October 17: You got started on your BPA Project yesterday. What ideas did you come up with? What is your plan?

Thursday, October 18: You should be half-way done with the GMT PowerPoints. Tell me what makes your marketing plan unique? Why will it be successful?

Friday, October 19: Today is the last class period to work on your GMT projects. They are due by midnight! So … how do you feel about your project? 

 

WEEK 10

Monday, October 22: The Q1 Exam is coming up TOMORROW … how are you feeling about it? What do we need to review today (be specific)?

Tuesday, October 23: No QOD - SLO & Exam

Wednesday, October 24: What exactly is CREDIT? What are some of the Pros and Cons of credit?

Thursday, October 25

 

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

 

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

  

PERSONAL FINANCE TEXT

PFIN 1 TEXT

PFIN 2 TEXT

PFIN 3 TEXT

PFIN 4 TEXT

PFIN 5 TEXT

PFIN 6 TEXT

PFIN 7 TEXT

 

CLASS REPS

 

Miranda Barton 
Miranda Barton
 
Jack Obermeyer 
Jack Obermeyer
 
Ray-Shawn Oglesby 
Ray-Shawn Oglesby