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Economics and Personal Finance - Spring 2025 - Section A (Cypress)

Class Year:  2024-2025
Time:  Wed 11:00 am - 01:00 pm;
Teacher:  Shanna Phillips
Tuition:  $325 ($337 PayPal) / Semester or $65 ($68 PayPal) / Month (August - December)
Supply Fee:  $40 / Semester - Due Upon Registration (Non-Refundable after December 1)
Location:  Northwest (Cypress)

The spring semester Economics and Personal Finance course is designed to work in conjunction with the fall semester American Government course, but it can stand alone.

In the fall semester American Government course, the student will be introduced to economic situations as they relate to government. The spring semester Economics and Personal Finance course will explore economics in general and its effects on a personal finance level.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice vital personal financial skills such as saving, budgeting, debt, investing, and utilizing insurance. A 10 week budget simulation will provide students with an excellent opportunity to immediately apply the concepts we learn about personal finance – including an investing module. We will also study world and national economics topics such as free trade, markets, capitalism vs. socialism and communism, interest rates, minimum wage, monopolies, bail outs, inflation and more.

A variety of techniques will be utilized to enhance the learning experience including, but not limited to, class discussion, current events, research, critical thinking, tests, group and individual financial projects, simulations, and hands-on budgeting.

Required Texts:

Simply Put: A Study in Economics by Catherine Jaime ISBN13 978-1492272649 – $19.50

Personal Finance: Companion Textbook for Budget Challenge ISBN13 978-1736123300 - ~$35

Budget Challenge Simulation - $30 payable to Mrs. Phillips by 1st day of class. 

No supply fee refunds given after December 1st and if a student withdraws after January 30th, there will be a $130 withdrawal fee.

**Sections A and B are the same class taught at different times.  Please only register for one of them.