This program will take place virtually.
This two week high school financial literacy and money management course helps students understand the basics of personal financial literacy in the context of the economic events surrounding COVID-19. The following topics will be covered: Cash flow-banking, budgeting and bills, borrowing – short term and long term, saving and investing, and insurance. Putting each of those in the context of COVID-19:
1. Banking and budgeting would sit in the context of significant unemployment and how benefits and stimulus payments work
2. Borrowing will include how credit works, particularly credit cards, as well as longer term finance like mortgages and how suspending rent or living off a credit card function as reactions to the crisis.
3. Saving and investing would be largely unchanged
4. Insurance would focus on health insurance, both public and private, as well as the traditional cost-benefit approach to insurance.
Students will meet synchronously twice each day, once at 10am and again at 2pm. Students will need access to a computer to complete work with modules in an online curriculum. Engagement with the news and news stories would be an expectation.
Dates: July 6-17 (2 weeks)
Times: 2 meetings per day, 10am and 2pm
Teacher: Topher Dunne