My Mind on My Money: A Teen Guide to Financial Independence
Join us for an introduction to the growing FI (Financial Independence) Movement and learn how to manage your finances for a successful, debt free life!
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The FI movement is growing as more people realize the importance of financial independence. Some people are saving enough money to retire at 35 or 40 years old! How is this possible? Join us as we explore the basics of personal finance from an FI perspective. We will investigate the strategies you can use to successfully make money work for you so that you don't have to keep working for money! Philosophically, we will discuss using money as a tool to shape the life you want. We will also...
I am a social studies educator with a passion for personal finance. I am certified to teach economics, and have a strong knowledge in debt reduction strategies, budgeting and saving. Over the past few years I have educated myself on the principles of Financial Independence and our family is now debt free! I wish someone had shared more financial tips with me when I was younger and I am excited about sharing what I have learned with you! I have taught a variety of social studies courses in both the traditional classroom and online environment for over 13 years. I love making history come to life through first hand accounts, images and stories. While my background is in middle and high school education, I have worked with younger (and older) learners as well. As a homeschooling mom of two (ages 5 and 8) I love the Outschool concept and how it enables teachers to personalize learning for all! Having fun while we learn is so important! I focus on keeping the classroom environment accepting of all students while delving into these important topics.
There is no homework assigned for this class. Learners will be given a template that they can edit to track their finances as well as suggestions as to how to talk with their parents about allowance and paying for college. Learners can reach out to me with questions anytime before and after the class.
No materials are needed for the course. Having a pen and paper is helpful for note taking. Learners will be provided with the course notes, a template for tracking spending and income and resources to explore after class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 5 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
As with any financial topics, I remind learners that they should gather information about investing from a variety of sources. Caregivers, friends, books, financial advisors, etc. I do not give specific financial advice to students in class, although I do share a variety of investing ideas and resources for further consideration. One of the after class assignments is for students to chat with caregivers about what they have learned and share and discuss their ideas for saving and budgeting. To aid caregivers with this conversation, all of our notes and resources from the class will be posted in the classroom so that you can check them out with your learner.
Leigh RobertsonCertified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
686 total reviews
463 completed classes
Hi I'm Leigh! I am a licensed Social Studies teacher (North Carolina) with an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I'm also a homeschooling/world schooling parent of two children (ages 6 and 9). I joined Outschool in 2019 after 15 years...