Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Personal Finance Class

                                                         PERSONAL FINANCE CLASS

We are so excited to be adding a high school Personal Finance program to our association this coming fall. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. Our fees are as follows: (Please scroll down for a description of each course).  

Course: Personal Finance Class (spring semester)
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.  
Cost: $60 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): Money Matters Workbook for Teens ISBN 9780802463463. You can purchase this book used online through Amazon.com, AbeBooks.com, half.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mr. Frank Johnson

*Mr. Johnson will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary."

Course Description

Personal Finance Class (9th - 12th grade)

"Why learn to manage my money? I'm just a teenager; I don't have much of it anyway."

Sounds reasonable, but it's not.

Think about this: The average American teenager spends $3,000 per year. At the end of high school, that means you'll have spent $21,000. Do you know where you're spending it?

While $3,000 per year is most likely a lot less than your parents spend, you should still be able to:

  • Pay fair prices for quality items
  • Avoid being ripped off by misleading ads and salespeople
  • Stay out of debt
  • Save up for a car, college, or your own business
  • Give money that will make a difference in the world
  • Have money to do fun things with your friends
Larry Burkett and Todd Temple will show you how to take back the control of your money. You'll learn skills that will help you right now and prepare you for a successful financial future. Imagine what can happen when, as a teenager, you begin spending your money wisely. Your student will be encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week that will be graded by both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, quizzes, and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.    

About the Author:

LARRY BURKETT (1939-2003) was a well-known authority on business and personal finance. He also had a worldwide radio ministry. Larry founded Christian Financial Concepts and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crown Financial Ministries.

*Here at MHA, we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*