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  • Videos

    Videos are delivered in multiple formats.
  • Student Material

    Available in student text or eText format. View a list of chapter summaries
  • Teacher's Guide

    A brand new 272-page print and 600-page digital teaching guide.

Watch the curriculum walkthrough

In this five minute video we'll show you everything that's included in our curriculum

Curriculum Features

We've updated our curriculum to include even more features and benefits for you and your students.

    • Comprehensive, flexible, turn-key personal finance curriculum
    • Teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts
    • Student text
    • 600-page digital teacher's guide
    • 272-page print teacher's guide
    • Meets standards and benchmarks in all 50 states
    • Meets all Jump$tart national standards
    • Blended learning site with calculators, tools and resources
    • New 504-question TestGen® computerized test bank
    • 4 new chapters: Introduction of Personal Finance, Life After High School, Careers and Taxes, and Giving
    • 100+ classroom activities focused on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning
    • Full online option with Learning Management System integration
    • eText alternative for tablets and desktop

Chapter Summaries

Foundations in Personal Finance is designed in four distinct units. Each unit contains three chapters taught on video by Dave and his team.

The instructors creatively weave in humor and real-life stories that educate and reinforce sound principles of managing money.
While watching on video, students follow along using the student text.

Unit 1: Saving and Budgeting

Chapter 1. Introduction to Personal Finance

Introduces the topic of personal finance, explores the evolution of the American credit industry, and highlights the importance of both knowledge and behavior when it comes to managing money.

Chapter 2. Saving

Emphasizes the importance of saving and explains the three reasons to save: emergencies, large purchases, and wealth building.

Chapter 3. Budgeting

Explores the purpose and process of writing a budget and the basics of banking, including balancing and reconciling a checking account.

Unit 2: Credit and Debt

Chapter 4. Debt

Identifies the devastating costs of using debt as a financial tool, debunks credit myths, explains the elements of a credit score, identifies organizations that maintain consumer credit records, and summarizes major consumer credit laws.

Chapter 5. Life after High School

Explores 21st Century post-secondary education and career options, highlights the importance of avoiding debt as a young adult, and explains how to cash flow a college education.

Chapter 6. Consumer Awareness

Identifies factors that influence consumer behavior and the effect of inflation on buying power.

Unit 3: Financial Planning and Insurance

Chapter 7. Bargain Shopping

Highlights the importance of bargain shopping as part of a healthy financial plan and identifies important negotiation strategies.

Chapter 8. Investing and Retirement

Establishes basic investing guidelines, describes and compares various types of investments, and identifies elements of employer benefits and retirement plans.

Chapter 9. Insurance

Identifies the purpose of financial risk management as well as the appropriate and most cost-effective risk management strategies.

Unit 4: Income, Taxes, and Giving

Chapter 10. Money and Relationships

Identifies the differences among people's values and attitudes as they relate to money and highlights communication strategies for discussing financial issues.

Chapter 11. Careers and Taxes

Examines the importance of pursuing a career in line with your strengths, the elements of effective goal setting, the best practices of successful people, and types of income and taxes.

Chapter 12. Giving

Highlights the importance of giving of your time, talents, and money in order to serve others and leave a lasting legacy.

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