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My Mind on My Money: The Complete Teen Guide to Financial Independence FLEX

Join us as we explore the growing FI (Financial Independence) Movement and learn how to manage our money for a successful, debt free life! From investing to starting your own business, we'll cover all the basics that you need to know! #superstar
Leigh Robertson
720 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 163 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$14 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

By the end of our course, students will be familiar with the key principles of financial independence. We will make a plan for tracking our income and spending and discuss why it is important to know these numbers. We will discuss the concept of saving more than you spend along with effective ways to invest your income. We will learn strategies for starting your own small business even as a teenager. We will learn about credit cards and how to use them responsibly. Finally, we will go over ways to make mindful decisions about big purchases, including cars and college! 

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.
Each week, learners will complete a step to improve their financial lives such as setting up a spending and saving tracker, reflecting on their habits with money, brainstorming income ideas, etc. Instructions and guidance will be provided in each week's lesson. Learners will have the opportunity to interact with each other to share ideas and get feedback. They can also reach out to me anytime! I'll be in contact throughout the class to check in, answer questions and help each learner make an individualized plan for their finances.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week 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. Throughout the course, students are encouraged 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 Robertson
Lives in the United States
Certified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
720 total reviews
508 completed classes

About Me

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 7 and 10) and a lifelong learner.

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