My Mind on My Money: A Teen Guide to Paying for College
How can we afford college while being mindful of our future financial goals? Is it possible to graduate debt free? Join us as we explore college as an investment along with options for earning a degree without breaking the bank!
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The cost of a college education in the United States has increased more than 25% in the past 10 years! (source:CNBC). Over the past 30 years it has increased 161% (source: MarketWatch). And yes, that is adjusted for inflation. As student loan debt soars, financially savvy teens may wonder if the cost of college is even worth it any more (spoiler alert: it is!). Join us for this one-time class in which we explore the cost and value of college, along with strategies to graduate with as little...
I am a social studies educator with a passion for personal finance. I am certified to teach economics and personal finance, 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.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 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, such as 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. 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!
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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...