Personal Finance for Big Thinking Teens
What you'll learn
- How to set life and financial goals, motivating the student to engage their own financial situation
- Manage their money, including how to pay for goods/service, how to balance a checkbook, and types of financial accounts
- Recognize the value of money and the role of currency, and difference between the two
- Budget their income so their spending and saving choices reflect what they value
- Make their budget healthier by increasing income or reducing expenses (or both!)
- Make informed and confident college and career decisions
- Learn the most effective ways to save and invest, and the principles of each
- Recognize the role of financial forces such as credit, taxes, and insurance.
- See how God designed our time and money to bring us a satisfaction beyond anything we can imagine
- You should have basic math understanding, including percentages.
Students will learn the essentials of money management and stewardship, including how to create & use a budget to make better decisions. They’ll gain an understanding about the worldly and eternal value of their time, education, and career. We’ll dig into the uses and dangers of credit, the foundations of saving and investing, and how to manage the risks and distractions this world will throw at their plans. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of how to manage their resources from an eternal perspective.
Who this course is for:
- High school students who desire to learn personal finance from an eternal perspective
- High school students who need to fulfill a personal finance elective that meets the National Standards for Financial Literacy
Wakefield is a Financial Planner and Young Life leader living with his wife and 3 kids in Savannah, MO. He owns Greater Than Financial LLC, is a Certified Financial PlannerⓇ Professional and has over a decade of experience in both helping clients make more meaningful financial decisions and building relationships with teenagers.