Financial Literacy: Taking Charge in Uncertain Times
By Guest Blogger on June 26th, 2020
We’ve all heard the statistics. Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the economy, a study showed 44 percent of Americans didn’t have enough savings to cover a $400 emergency, and 56 percent had less than $10,000 in retirement savings. More than ever, students need life skills like financial literacy to help them make sound decisions for their future.Continue reading
Meet an Economics Teacher at FLVS
By Guest Blogger on September 29th, 2017
Ever thought about taking Economics online with Florida Virtual School? If not, you’re missing out!
In this Q&A, Mr. Tidd shares why he loves teaching Economics with Financial Literacy at FLVS. Learn more in his interview and course intro video below!
Five FLVS Electives That Teach Life Skills
By Guest Blogger on September 5th, 2017
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
Despite money management being a highly important life skill, a survey conducted in 2016 states that only 17 states in the US require a personal finance class to graduate high school. This has remained unchanged since 2014. Luckily, FLVS offers a “Personal and Family Finance” class to help prepare students for graduation. This is only one of many important electives that FLVS offers! Continue reading
Celebrate Financial Literacy Month
By Guest Blogger on April 22nd, 2016
Too often, parents wait until their kids are teens to begin teaching financial skills.
However, kids as early as preschool can begin to learn proper financial literacy.
As parents, we tend to focus on ensuring our kids get a proper education in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. We sometimes forget that financial literacy is just as important to learn.
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about financial literacy. Continue reading
Cash in on this Advice!
By Guest Blogger on April 21st, 2015
When I was a teen, my parents didn’t talk about finances with me, my twin sister, or older brother.
While my parents instilled values that prepared us for life after high school, financially we weren’t prepared. I had no clue how much electricity, water, food, and basic living expenses were. I made a car payment every month and paid my insurance, so I had that down. The rest was lost on me.
I’m no financial planner. Parents, you don’t have to be either to share financial knowledge with your student.
Students, your parents have a lot of experiential advice to offer.
Say No to Car Payments
By Guest Blogger on April 9th, 2015
Did you know that less than half of high school seniors qualify as financially literate?
With student and household debt soaring, it’s time to help change that statistic. High school students can change the way they look at money forever with Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance, now available through Florida Virtual School.
Through this curriculum, nearly 2 million students have been empowered, equipped and entertained while building confidence in their own financial decision-making. Topics covered include saving, budgeting, debt, life after high school, consumer awareness, bargain shopping, investing and retirement, insurance, careers and taxes.