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Personal Finance 

TEACHER-Tory Gilson BUSINESS PHONE-3089872424

HOME PHONE-ASK         EMAIL-tory.gilson@overtoneagles.org



Would you like to know how to manage your money?  In Personal Finance, students gain an understanding of how money and finance affect them personally.


Topics covered will include:

  1. mapping and setting financial goals
  2. budgeting
  3. banking
  4. savings/investments
  5. credit/charge accounts
  6. loans/installment buying
  7. renting apartments/homes
  8. buying a home
  9. car buying/leasing
  10. insurance
  11. pensions/social security

12-income taxes


ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments are due the day they are assigned.  If you are absent, the assignment is due one day after you return, or if arrangements have been made otherwise.  Assignments will be given on a weekly basis.  It is your responsibility to make sure you know the assignment and when it is to be turned in.  Your study partner will help in this area.


TARDIES:  One is expected to be in the classroom on time.  If you are late, you will be allowed one late pass.  After that, you will be assigned a detention.  BE ON TIME, PLEASE!


GRADING: The grades in this class are determined by a point system.  Grades or points are assigned to each assignment, such as quizzes, worksheets, and workbook pages.  Grading is calculated as follows:   daily work 50%, tests 20%, quizzes 10%, Semester Tests 10%, and participation in class and activities 10%.  Current Events about the business world are encouraged.  Current events are extra credit, worth 3 points for handing one in or 5 points if you summarize and report on the article.  You can hand in one each week.


CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:       Be courteous and respectful to others.  Class discussions are an important part of this class.  Be respectful to others as they state their opinion or answer.  Make sure you bring ALL necessary materials to class each day.  Supplies needed are:  textbook, workbook, notebook, and writing utensils.