Exploring Financial Literacy is written specifically for students and discusses how to become financially literate. Financial literacy means being able to understand basic financial topics such as making, spending, and saving money. This text-workbook emphasizes what young people need to know to create a successful financial plan for their lives. Each chapter provides multiple opportunities for interaction with the content. Real-life financial responsibilities are explored through hands-on applications. The math skills needed for financial calculations are emphasized, as well as strategies for becoming an independent individual and planning for the future. Continuous self-assessment helps students evaluate their progress through the text. Teachers and students will find this supplement a perfect solution to exploring the basics of financial literacy. This product aligns with the National Standards in K–12 Personal Finance Education published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.
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Table of Contents
1. Planning: Your Financial Future Begins Here 2. Earning: Understanding Your Paycheck 3. Budgeting: Using Your Money Wisely 4. Banking and Checking: Managing Your Money 5. Saving: Setting Aside Money for Your Future 6. Credit: Buy Now, Pay Later 7. Insurance: Protecting Your Assets 8. Education: Funding Your Future 9. Loans and Leases: Paying for Cars and Housing 10. Investing: Making Your Money Work for You 11. Retirement and Estate Planning: Looking Toward Your Future
Judi Deatherage - is a retired business education teacher with a passion for educating teens about money. She received her bachelor degree from Eastern Kentucky University and her master degree from the University of Cincinnati. During her teaching career, Judi taught accounting and finance courses to high school and college students. She was the recipient of Ashland Oil's Golden Apple Award for Teachers and is listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Judi is the author of a trade book, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which focuses on basic principles of financial literacy for teens. After retiring, Judi worked part-time in an accounting office, keeping up-to-date on current tax laws. She lives in northern Kentucky with her husband, near her children and grandchildren. Judi continues to speak to groups of all ages, teens through adults, about using money wisely.