Financial Literacy

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Teacher: William Renje
Date/Time: Monday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Other Electives
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

Click Here for a class promo video by two of our students who wrote the song and created the video.  

Pre-Requisite: Algebra 1

Two of the biggest stressors in life are time and money. Learn practically and biblically how God gives us enough of both to enjoy the peace of His plan and purpose for our lives. The semester-long curriculum covers topics like money management skills, loans, credit cards, and wise purchasing habits with an emphasis on biblical, financial stewardship. This course can be used as an elective, but not as a high school math credit for college purposes. (GA DOE Math of Finance, course number 27.08700).

Tuition: $325 per semester, plus a one-time supply fee of $25.

The course will cover:

  • Foundational financial truths 
  • Financial life lessons learned 
  • Financial symptoms and problems
  • Needs vs wants
  • Deterrents to God-honoring budget / lifestyle 
  • Value of work and work ethic
  • Expense tracking
  • Biblical truths about giving
  • Biblical truths about saving
  • Compounding interest – your friend
  • How to invest biblically
  • Saving vehicles – 401K, IRA, different types of investments
  • Buying and operating a vehicle
  • Saving and buying a home
  • Debt deceptions and ungodly attitudes
  • Credit scoring
  • Different types of debt 

Handout: Options for A Debt–Free College Education

  • Setting Financial Goals - Short–Term, Mid–Term, and Long--Term
  • Budgeting 101
  • Creating a budget
  • Taxes – Computation of federal tax liability exercise

Handouts: W-2, Form 1099-MISC, Form 1040EZ

  • Cash System
  • Accountability