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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 3

Tuesday, September 4: What is the difference between earned income, unearned income, and variable income? Give 2 examples of each.

Wednesday, September 5: There’s usually a BIG difference between what we earn (gross pay) and the amount of our paycheck (net pay). What are some REQUIRED and OPTIONAL deductions? 

Thursday, September 6: The next two classes, we will be doing another BPA Project … Advanced Word Processing. What is the most challenging thing about this competition for you?

Friday, September 7: How did your first day of Advanced Word Processing go? How comfortable are you feeling with this event?

 

WEEK 4

Monday, September 10: Explain – in your own words – how inflation affects your BUYING POWER. What other things does inflation affect in your life?

Tuesday, September 11: Today is our first BPA 2Tuesday (2nd Tuesday of the month, same as our chapter meeting day). What are 3 things you’re hoping to get out of BPA this year? 

Wednesday, September 12: How are prices actually determined in a market economy? If you were starting up a business, how would YOU figure out what to charge?

Thursday, September 13: No QOD!

Friday, September 14: How are businesses able to CREATE demand for a product? Give a couple examples.

 

WEEK 5

Monday, September 16: What are some types of advertising that businesses use? Why should businesses have a clear picture of who their target audience is?

Tuesday, September 17: What is the difference between an I-9, a W-4, a W-2, a 1099-INT, and a 1040-EZ?

Wednesday, September 18: Aside from the test that you’re about to take, what’s on your mind today? 

Thursday, September 19

 

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: http://news.yahoo.com/business/

CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/

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

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

ABC Business: http://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: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/  

Tax Information for Students: http://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

 

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

 

PERSONAL FINANCE TEXT

PFIN 1 TEXT

PFIN 2 TEXT

PFIN 3 TEXT

 

CLASS REPS

 

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