Foundations in Personal Finance is a turn-key curriculum and easy for any instructor to use. Some of the highlights include:
- All lessons are taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD video or streaming
- Each of the 12 chapters can be used individually or together as a comprehensive curriculum, serving as a primary or supplemental resource
- Instructional content, lessons plans, assessments and answer keys
- Experts from various fields present key information to students
- Our new blended learning platform FoundationsU.com is included at no charge and is full of custom tools, calculators, activities.
- Relevant, challenging, and entertaining for students
- Collaborative learning through group discussion and activities supports student behavior modification
- Video content is split into 10–20 minute segments, allowing for flexibility and easy arrangement
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What Are The Lesson Topics?
- Savings: Save for emergencies, large purchases and wealth building
- Budgets: Create and live on a zero–based budget
- Debt: Avoid the trap of borrowing money
- College Student Essentials: Learn what every college student needs to know about money
- Family, Friends and Philanthropy: Assess the impact of money on relationships
- Consumer Awareness: Buy wisely by understanding powerful marketing strategies
- Bargains: Find and negotiate deep discounts
- Credit Bureaus: Evaluate the role of credit in our culture
- Insurance: Protect yourself with seven types of insurance
- Investments: Build wealth and change your family tree
- Retirement Plans: Retire as a millionaire through long-term tax-favored plans
- Real Estate: Buy, sell, and rent real estate property
What is Included?
- Six disc DVD library (16+ hours of video material)
- Instructor resources on CD–Rom
- Twelve chapter hardcover working textbook (one required per student)
- Foundations U online tools and resources
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University administrators say they lose more students to credit card debt than to academic failure.
"The Case for Economic Education," Junior Achievement, August 2004
84% of undergraduates indicate they need more financial management education.
"How Undergraduates use Credit Cards," Sallie Mae, 2009
Student Credit Card Debt
Up to one in three college students graduate with over $10,000 in credit card debt, in addition to student loans.
"Be Debt Smart" Survey, Sallie Mae, 2007
Student Loan Debt
The average student loan debt has now surpassed $20,000 for an undergraduate degree—a figure that excludes popular “private” loans that may have much higher interest rates.
U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics, 2007