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This course was developed in order to equip high school students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage their personal finances effectively. Students learn practical "real life" skills, which they can utilize throughout their own lives. In this course students learn about different types of investments, how to monitor these investments, risks associated with various investments, and how to calculate returns on their investments. Other topics include: buying on credit (calculating costs), completing income tax returns for an individual, buying a car, buying vs. renting a home, budgeting, buying insurance, creating a will (powers of attorney), making decisions, setting goals, becoming an informed consumer and exploring careers related to the