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Personal Finance Class for High School Curriculum – Financial Literacy Lessons for a Full Semester Course

$ 179.00


This Personal Finance Class for High School Curriculum Bundle is an easy to follow personal finance curriculum for a FULL SEMESTER that aligns to the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Standards. All activities and projects are DIGITAL and attach flawlessly to any learning management system as they are in Google Doc and Google Slide format – all convert to Microsoft suite.

Here is a FULL VIDEO preview of this resource.

Here is a video on how to implement this resource to increase students’ engagement.

Short, engaging video suggestions are given for each of the FOURTEEN units that can be shown at the beginning of lessons. A PACING GUIDE is also included to make teacher planning easier.

**All resource links are flattened, so students CANNOT copy and paste their answers. Students must use their critical thinking skills and build on their knowledge in order to complete the prompts.**

Teacher’s Keys Included.

SPECIAL BONUSWhen buying this bundle, you receive the easy to follow LESSON LIBRARY! The lesson library is a valuable tool for the teacher that lists all lessons, links to the lesson, video suggestions, and teacher’s keys in the order of instruction!



Personal Finance Class for High School Units and Lessons Include:

Career and Income:

  • Can money buy happiness?
  • Steps in financial planning
  • Wage Difference
  • Work and pay reality check


  • Gen Z and spending-What do teens spend their money on?
  • Creating a budget using percentages
  • Creating a budget using the 50/20/30 rule
  • Excel budget template analysis
  • Holiday Budget Activity
  • Guilty pleasure-reality check activity
  • Plan a friend’s trip-fun budgeting project file

Banking and Money Management Systems:

  • Big Banks
  • Types of Bank Accounts
  • Writing a Check
  • Practice writing a check-When do we even use checks anymore?
  • Endorsing a Check
  • Bank Charges
  • Cash Apps
  • Outstanding Checks

Paychecks and Payroll Deductions:

  • Five things a teen needs to know about a job
  • The W-2 Explained
  • The W-4 Explained
  • The 1040 and 1040 EZ Explained
  • Federal, state, and local income taxes
  • Types of Taxes
  • Payroll Taxes and Deductions

Credit Scores and Maintaining a Good Credit Score:

  • Credit Score Basics-FICO Discovery
  • Most Common Credit Score Mistakes
  • Credit Score Factors
  • Monitoring your Credit
  • Credit Card Basics

Student Loan Debt, Grants, and Paying for Schooling and Training:

  • How to pay for college
  • How much will my college cost/reality check activity
  • Tips to cut college costs and common mistakes

Buying a Car and Car Expenses:

  • 10 Steps to Buying a Car
  • Costs when Buying a Car
  • Car Buying Activity
  • Types of Auto Insurance

Housing: Renting, Leasing, Buying a Home:

  • Home Buying Expenses
  • Home Buying Spreadsheet Activity
  • Buying vs Renting
  • Real Estate Reality Check Activity
  • Home Buying Project

Insurance Options:

  • What is insurance?…and Insurance components
  • 4 Types of insurance that everyone needs
  • Insurance WebQuest

Loans and Credit Cards:

  • Types of Loans
  • Teens and Credit Cards

Savings and Investments:

  • Saving as a Teen
  • Saving vs Investing
  • Investing 101

Identity Theft:

  • Protecting yourself from identity theft
  • What to do if your identity is stolen

Consumer Education:

  • Taste Test Personal Finance LAB Activity
  • Federal Agencies that protect consumers
  • Navigating Meat Labels

Map Tax Facts:

  • Collaborative Activity and Bulleting Board

Bonus Digital Lesson: Financial Advice for Teens from Experts!

This Personal Finance Class for High School FULL SEMESTER COURSE includes Student-Led material. No PowerPoints needed as all of the information is included to allow the students to discover on their own and present to the class. Also, the Lesson Library includes Formative Assessment Templates that can be edited and customized for any lesson. There are no tests or quizzes included in this resource to allow for teacher autonomy on student assessment.

3 reviews for Personal Finance Class for High School Curriculum – Financial Literacy Lessons for a Full Semester Course

  1. Denise Leigh

    There were so many engaging and fun lessons in this bundle. I highly recommend it. Denise, you knocked it out of the park again with these great financial resources!!!
    – Sharon G.

  2. Denise Leigh

    I’m not sure how you find the time to make all of these, but they have been utilized and loved! Such great material and it is easy to implement! Thank you!
    – Beth W.

  3. Denise Leigh

    You are always a hit! I used this in my Personal Finance course. It is informative, relevant and engaging! Thank you for the quality materials. Highly Recommend ANYTHING from this seller!
    – Deb W.

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