Financial Literacy Teen Class

Financial Literacy Workshop

$109.00

Teen Focus 12+

One of the most important things we can do in our lives to be better, more complete citizens of the world, is to become financially literate.  Young people should not start their lives up to their eyeballs in debt.  This workshop will arm participating students with the knowledge and tools to avoid common debt pitfalls and proactively lead a financially-sound life.

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One of the most important things we can do in our lives to be better, more complete citizens of the world, is to become financially literate.  Young people should not start their lives up to their eyeballs in debt.  This workshop will arm participating students with the knowledge and tools to avoid common debt pitfalls and proactively lead a financially-sound life.

In this workshop, students will learn how to:

  • define and calculate compound interest
  • explain the differences between stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
  • compare retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s
  • discuss opportunity costs like an economist
  • describe the opportunity costs of going to college
  • understand what mortgages are and how you get them
  • analyze the benefits of buying or renting a home
  • work out the money needed to retire in comfort
  • tell someone else why investing is such a good idea

Webinars, readings, and activities will focus on the basics of the financial tools available to the modern world citizen and build an enthusiasm in the student to plan their financial future before they even get into the real world.

This is 6-session high school workshop. Webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Topics Covered

Interest
Compound Interest
Stocks
Bonds
Mutual Funds
Pensions
401(k)
IRAs and Roth IRAs
Credit
Opportunity Costs
Loans
Mortgages
Retirement Planning

Challenge Level

Appropriate for grades 9 through 12. This is a high school financial literacy workshop open to students who are prepared to evaluate and discuss financial tools and resources at a high school level.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 1-2 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Usually Offered

Summer Session, Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites

Student must be able to read at the high school level or above, and must feel comfortable writing multi-paragraph texts independently.

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Friday 12pm Pacific Session 1 (6-week session begins 2-8), Spring 2018 Monday 4pm Pacific (6 weeks beginning April 2)