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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: $20.00


Curriculum:  $125

Homework: YES

Hours/Week: 2-4

Max/Min Students: 12/6

Grades: 10 - 12th

 Curriculum needed:  Student Guide to Economics in a Box with Student DVD/CD set, Money Greed & God, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, Common Sense Economics, and the student workbook for Foundations in Personal Finance.



1st Semester Economics:
Economics may be the most exciting and relevant course your high school student ever takes! The Economic principles that will be explained to the student through instructional and discussion oriented.

Prosperous societies vs. those who remain in poverty

Job creation and innovative products and services

Failing government programs and policies

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 public high school students to be taught the following 12 topics:

Balancing a Checkbook

Renting to Buying Transition

Understanding Credit 

Understanding Insurance    


Starting a Small Business

Home Ownership

Types of Loans

Saving for Retirement

Investment Options  

Types of Accounts

Giving to Charities

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


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, 17 and Peter, 13 for the last 9 years and to be 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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