Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in your life and in the world: the way you earn or make it, how you manage it to meet your needs and wants, how you invest it (turn it into more) and how you donate it to help others. More specifically, financial literacy refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.
We will take you on a journey on how to build and keep wealth and help you navigate and thrive as a 24/7 24/7 Financial Literacy Superstar.
In this course, you will watch videos, read articles, complete Economic assignments, and participate in a group discussion forum covering Economics. Also, you will take notes on the materials, answer research questions, complete assessments, and create instructional presentations and videos.
- SKILLS PRACTICED: Financial Literacy, Content Writing, Listening, Research, Note-Taking, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Video Production, Project Management, Social Media Management
- SUBJECTS COVERED: Finance and Wealth Creation
- POTENTIAL SUCCESS HABITS DEVELOPED: Time Management and Organization, Striving for Accuracy, Gathering Data Through All Senses/Capacity to Research, Active Memorization and Recall, Questioning and Posing Problems, Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision, Providing and Seeking Mentorship, Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
- COURSE DURATION: 10 Weeks
- COURSE REQUIREMENTS: You will need to have access to Google Drive to access the project and assignments
- COURSE PARTICIPATION: Learners can participate in this course individually or as a group.
- COURSE AGE REQUIREMENTS: For learners 14 years and up.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
IN THIS COURSE, YOU WILL:
- Basics of Financial Literacy (Money Basics, Checking account, Credit, Income, Debt, Cards, Credit History, Bitcoin)
- Financing Higher Education (FAFSA, scholarships/grants, w-4 prep, etc)
- Financial Responsibility (Inevitable vs. Non-inevitable)
- Financial Management (Savings, Investments, Delayed Gratification)
- Personal Budgeting and Asset Creation
Think of yourself in the following scenario as you complete this course.
- You are a new Finance intern working with 24/7 Teach. Your focus during the internship is to develop an effective Financial Literacy program for the company and your community which will allow you to share financial literacy and wealth creation with your community and beyond.
COURSE – INSTRUCTIONS:
You have multiple steps and resources to review and complete in this course. We recommend that you complete one step at a time. Do not rush your learning or to complete the assignment. Some of the information in the learning materials are new, and some of it is repetitious. The learning materials have been chosen to provide you with different viewpoints on the same topics. We believe repetition brings mastery, but feel free to skip if need be.