A native Vermonter living in the the Rutland area all my life. A graduate of Castleton State with a degree in Management with a Concentration in Accounting. Prior to working in the educatiopn field I was an officer of a large Vermont Bank. I completed my Master in Eduaction and have been teaching at the high school level both in business and math for over 25 years. I am presently an adjunct at Champlain College in the Business Department and have adjuncted at various Vermont colleges for over 30 years in the business field. My primary employment is at FHUHS as Math and Business Department chair.
Personal Finance is a great class to take as a Junior or Senior because in about a year or two you’ll be graduating from high school, which means you are on your way to starting your own life. Meaning, possibly going to college, then getting a job, finding an apartment, and having luxuries that all require monthly payments. You learn how to prioritize what you should and should not buy as well has figuring out how much you get paid – calculating your monthly income because you have expenses you have to pay. This fundamentally helps you understand what is good and what is bad when it comes to loans, credit cards, bonds, and future options.