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RLPF-I Table of Contents

REAL LIFE PERSONAL FINANCE
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Instructor’s Guide

  1.  Using the Instructor’s Guide
  2.  Registering Students
  3.  Student Demographics
  4.   Pre‐Final
  5.  Student Performance
  6.  Student-Driven Learning
  7.  Thinking Instructional Methodology (TIM)
  8.  Instructor Tips & More
  9.  TEKS, Essentials &  Sentence Stems

PROLOGUE – GETTING STARTED
When You Were Young
About Me – Demographics
Pre‐Final 2019 ‐ 100 pts
Grit & Perseverance
Holland Interest Assessment

UNIT ONE ‐ REALITY, GOALS & EXPECTATIONS
TEKS Unit 1

Lesson 1 ‐ Personal Finance & Planning
Lesson 2 – Setting Goals
Lesson 3 – Life Plans & Financial Personalities
Lesson 4 – Charitable Giving – Value & Benefits
Unit 1 Quiz

UNIT TWO ‐ EARNINGS & SPENDING
TEKS Unit 2
Lesson 1 – Wages & Benefits
Lesson 2 – Benefits from Employment
Lesson 3 – Taxes, FICA, Gross & Net Wage
Unit 2 Quiz

UNIT THREE ‐ FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
TEKS Unit 3
Lesson 1 – Focus on Income Statement
Lesson 2 – Focus on Net Worth
Lesson 3 – Focus on Budget
Unit 3 Quiz

UNIT FOUR ‐ ACHIEVING S.M.A.R.T. GOALS
TEKS Unit 4
Lesson 1 – Short-Term Goal – Emergency Fund
Lesson 2 – Mid-Term Goal – Home Down Payment
Lesson 3 – Long-Term Goal – Retirement
Unit 4 Quiz

UNIT FIVE ‐ SPENDING ON MAJOR GOALS
TEKS Unit 5
Lesson 1 – Cost/Benefits of Owning/Leasing Vehicles
Lesson 2 – Cost/Benefits of Buying/Renting Housing
Lesson 3 – Buying Consumer Goods
Unit 5 Quiz

UNIT SIX – DEBT – THE DRUG OF
CHOICE IN AMERICA
TEKS Unit 6
Lesson 1 – Credit & Borrowing 
Lesson 2 – Credit Reports & Scores
Lesson 3 – Impact of Credit & Debt
Unit 6 Quiz 

UNIT SEVEN – FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS
TEKS Unit 7
Lesson 1 – Banking & Financial Institutions
Lesson 2 – Wealth Accumulation Through Savings
Lesson 3 – Wealth Accumulation Through Investing
Unit 7 Quiz 

UNIT EIGHT – RETIREMENT & FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE PLANNING
TEKS Unit 8
Lesson 1 – Will You Be Able To Retire?
Lesson 2 – Resources in Retirement & Financial Independence
Lesson 3 – Save Early & Become An Investor
Unit 8 Quiz

UNIT NINE – IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT INSURANCE
TEKS Unit 9
Lesson 1 – Risk Management
Lesson 2 – Health Insurance
Lesson 3 – Disability & LTC Insurance
Lesson 4 – Life Insurance
Lesson 5 – Property & Casualty Insurance
Lesson 6 – Supplemental Ins. & Buying a Car
Unit 9 Quiz

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RLPF – Independent Study prepares students for real life. The content offers students a deep understanding of personal finances and an opportunity to think and consider many options. 

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