Consumer Economics and Financial Literacy

Personal financial literacy skills are important as students prepare for college or for their careers.  Students who take Consumer Economics and Financial Literacy will learn how to be better consumers which in turn will help them become better employees and citizens.

The first half of the course covers financial literacy, personal financial planning, income and taxes, banking, savings, investing, retirement and estate planning, credit, credit management, consumer purchasing and consumer power.  The second half of the course covers housing decisions, purchasing a car, risk management and insurance for homes and autos, health, disability and life insurance, economic principles, functioning of the economy, business in the free enterprise, global trade and the economy, environmental responsibilities in an economic system, planning for your career, applying for and accepting employment and digital citizenship.

There are 6 examinations in Consumer Economics and Financial Literacy.

Campbell and Dansby, Foundations of Financial Literacy, 10th edition, Goodheart-Willcox.