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Price: $50.00 Deposit
SKU: economics and personal finance
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Economics & Personal Finance: Martha Colby



Class Fee: $475.00 ($9.90 per class hour)  -  Material Fee: $30.00


Curriculum estimate:  $125

Homework: YES

Hours/Week: 3-5

Max/Min Students: 12/6

Grades: 10 - 12th


1st Semester: Economics

“Economics is not about things and tangible material objects; it is about men,
their meanings and actions.” Ludwig von Mises

     Economics may be the most exciting and relevant course your high school student ever takes! The Economic principles will be explained to the student through instruction, engaging videos and discussion oriented classes.
     Is capitalism healthy? What is inflation? Should you care if your country is in debt? What causes a recession? How does the government use our money? We will discuss the answers to these questions and more as we research prosperous societies vs. those who remain in poverty; job creation and innovative products and services; failing government programs and polocies.

     Economics flows from common sense observations and insights into everyday life. It also determines today´s social and political landscape, and students who understand these principles are well-positioned to take on leadership in business, government and society.

2nd Semester: Personal Finance

     The goal of teaching Personal Finance is to provide the student with all the insights of their own financial life. Each student will gain a broader knowledge of the different aspects of how the financial world operates and how to manage personal finances. Business people from the community will also visit our class to give a perspective. In 2006 the Texas legislature passed a bill requiring publichigh school students to be taught the following 12 topics:

  • Balancing a Checkbook Renting to Buying Transition
  • Understanding Credit Understanding Insurance
  • Bankruptcy Starting a Small Business
  • Home Ownership Types of Loans
  • Saving for Retirement Investment Options
  • Types of Accounts Giving to Charitie
  • Classroom size:12

Location preferred: (subject to availability) Special requirements: none

“If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If
you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.”
--Chinese Proverb

Class Time: 1 1/2 hours. This is a two 16-week semester, 8 month, class.

Teacher Bio:

     As a graduate of UT at Austin with a B.S. In Education, Martha has taught in both public and private settings, but was led by the Lord and her family to pursue homeschooling. She has been blessed to teach her two children Emma, 18 and Peter, 134for the last 10 years and to have been a part of supportive homeschooling communities in California and Oregon. She is now thrilled to be a part of the Center for Home Education here in Texas. She has a keen interest in preparing students for their financial future. Seeing the importance of being fiscally sound, she hopes to lead students in understanding the value of the free market system and their role in the marketplace. She hopes her students will gain the tools to be responsible consumers and generous givers!


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