Teachers: Renee Plummer
Description: Personal Finance is a high school course that teaches students practical and relevant financial skills. They will learn how to handle money God's way by being educated in the four distinct units: saving and budgeting, credit and debt, financial planning and insurance, and income, taxes and giving. This will be accomplished through instructional videos with financial expert, Dave Ramsey, activities, case studies, and assessments. Your student will also learn the skills of keeping a checkbook, calculating percentages, buying a car, along with recognizing the costs that come with these responsibilities. Lastly, students will learn about credit, the importance of tithing, and many other real life topics.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
Text: Foundations in Personal Finance For Homeschool High School Edition by Dave Ramsey ($26.99 at http://www.daveramsey.com/store/kids-teens/home-school/foundations-homeschool-student-text/prodFOUHOMESTUTEXT.html)
Copy/Supply fee: $40 (check written to Renee Plummer due at Orientation or at the first class)
Annual Tuition fee: $410.00 ($41/month for 10 months, August - May or $46/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)
B.A. Business Administration
Renee graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN with a degree in Business Administration. After working for 7 years in the finance and mortgage industries, she and her husband, Jonathan, were blessed with a daughter. Shortly after her birth, the family relocated from Baton Rouge, LA to Chester, VA where they decided she should be a stay-at-home mom. In 2003, as their daughter began to reach school-age, they felt lead to homeschool and have since continued to do so for both their daughter and son. During this wonderful journey of homeschooling, Renee has participated in many co-ops, including a Latin co-op which she began in her home, which continued for 8 years.
Also Teaching: Latin I