Foundations in Personal Finance Homeschool Kit

Foundations in Personal Finance Homeschool Kit

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Item #: 058149
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool is a complete, turnkey, high school curriculum designed to fully equip homeschool teachers with everything needed for a dynamic learning experience. We've included lesson plans, teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, and a blended learning website, In addition, more than 35 activities are included which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered approach to learning.

This set includes:

Teacher's Edition on CD-ROM:

This brand new addition to the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum is a 160-page digital teacher guide on CD-ROM with more than 35 activities, case studies, and assessments.

Instructional Videos

This set of 5 DVDs offers more than 12 hours of engaging classroom instruction taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.

Student Text

The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text is a comprehensive, 288-page student soft-cover consumable.

foundationsU Blended Learning Site

Our Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum comes with access to our blended learning site. is full of interactive tools, relevant articles, and real-world activities on a student-focused website designed for all devices.

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At the end of the senior year with my last homeschooled son; he finished his Calculus early and we wanted to do something different and would equip him for life.
Amy R on Mar 31, 2022
Recommendation from a friend, plus I respect Dave Ramsey and his company.
Leslie S on Aug 31, 2021
At the end of the senior year with my last homeschooled son; he finished his Calculus early and we wanted to do something different and would equip him for life.
Amy R on Mar 31, 2022
Teach the kids the importance of proper management of money.
Susana M on Oct 30, 2021
Recommendation from a friend, plus I respect Dave Ramsey and his company.
Leslie S on Aug 31, 2021
We feel that many adults cannot handle money, even among the church. We are going to teach a class using this at our local church for high schoolers. We believe in good stewardship in all areas including's the number one cause of arguments if not divorce in a marriage.
Rachelle G on May 31, 2021
My husband and I took the Dave Ramsey classes at our church, years ago. We found it very useful then and believe it will be a great homeschool class for our teens now.
MICHELLE on Jan 15, 2021
Love Dave Ramsey and team. Want our high schooler to have a good foundation in personal finance before leaving home.
Sandy T on Aug 18, 2020
I've heard really good things about this kit. I have taken the adult version of the Dave Ramsey series and I loved it! I expect this to be just as good.
Jodell L on Aug 17, 2020
Dave Ramsey is wonderful!
Gretchen H on Aug 13, 2020
Attended Dave Ramsey's financial freedom program through a friend's church and we liked it and found it helpful. I want my child to have a good foundation for making responsible financial choices.
User on Jul 14, 2020
It was a course needed for high school. I've heard how it changed friends' spending habits so thought it'd be good to give my teen a head start making wise personal financial decisions.
Lori B on May 26, 2020
We used this curriculum for our older boys, and we all loved it! Every high school student should be required to take this course!
Victoria C on Jan 14, 2020
Excellent foundation for future financial management.
James F on Dec 23, 2019
This will be part of our high school curriculum for our 11th grader at a local homeschool co-op.
SHANNA J on Sep 5, 2019
Great curriculum and meets highschool requirement. Used it with my daughter years ago and now need for my son.
Sandy T on Aug 27, 2019
Believing living debt free is critical, we want our children to have the fundamentals of money. Dave Ramsey does an amazing job of laying out the information in a fun understandable way for teens.
Teresa S on Aug 23, 2019
Why did we choose this, RR, you ask? This was the choice of our Homeschool Group Curricula Selectors, although we do love Dave Ramsey and have really enjoyed his Junior Series for Children and also the Total Money Makeover, etc. Thank you.
Stephanie B on Aug 8, 2019
I was referred by a friend.
Shannon S on Aug 2, 2019
Recommended by friend
Lori A on Jul 18, 2019
Dave Ramsey's Biblical worldview applied to our finances! Awesome!
Faith K on Jul 13, 2019
Can't wait to go through this with my teen!
Jenny L S on Jun 24, 2019
Dave Ramsey is an excellent economics teacher, and I look forward to sharing this information with my high school student this year!
Robin M on Jun 19, 2019
required for highschool homeschool through our christian school
anna k on Jun 10, 2019
Best Price
Sandra J on May 29, 2019
Recommendation of another family.
Joann H on May 23, 2019
As a teaching resource in a high school classroom
Alida S on May 22, 2019
I have heard this is an excellent curriculum.
Eunice H on May 1, 2019
To use for my high school student.
User on Apr 9, 2019
My daughter enjoyed the free samples we found online and wanted this study in particular for her senior year personal finance class!
Jennifer R on Mar 4, 2019
We watched the introductory videos on the Dave Ramsey website and my two children ages 13 and 16 were mesmerized. These videos seem like a good investment for a no-debt future!
Armelle S on Feb 11, 2019
This is a highly recommended course for high school. Also, we have enjoyed Dave Ramsey's materials as adults.
User on Feb 4, 2019
to meet a highschool requirment of Personal finanance. It covers lots of great topics one of which is going through college debt free which is what I want my son to be able to do
Sara G on Jan 17, 2019
To teach my kids how to properly manage their money.
Christina M on Jan 8, 2019
For my high school son's math curriculum.
Joy C on Oct 7, 2018
We know that Dave Ramsey provides sound financial principles and want our son prepared before graduating from high school.
Michele M on Sep 13, 2018
I needed a personal finance program that my high school student would be able to understand, but still be relatable.
Patricia C on Sep 11, 2018
Looking for a practical math course for my 15 year old daughter.
Alice C on Sep 9, 2018
I have heard excellent things about this curriculum and can't wait to use it with high schoolers.
Lorrie H on Sep 3, 2018
Extremely well recommended in the homeschool realm. Sometimes kids listen more closely to resources other than parents.
Roxanna W on Aug 31, 2018
This course has been highly recommended to me and my impulsive ADHD 11th grader has difficulty seeing the big financial picture as he matures toward adulthood.
Roxanna W on Aug 31, 2018
Looks to be an excellent program for high school kids to learn how to understand their finances, among other areas.
Matthew V on Aug 25, 2018
Need for son's high school finance class
Kellie Y on Aug 16, 2018
This is a great course for high school students!
Deborah J on Aug 16, 2018
I want my kids to learn about how to handle money before they get into the working world. Dave Ramsey is straight forward and easy to listen to so hopefully the lessons will stick with them. others I have listened to are monotone and boring.
Pamela M on Aug 4, 2018
I wanted to give my child the tools to manage his finances after he finishes high school.
Paula R on Jul 26, 2018
We will be using this for each child prior to graduation as it does not seem that there is anything else on the market that prepares them for real living.
Jacquelene P on Jul 24, 2018
I'm so glad you carry this Personal Finance curriculum by Dave Ramsey. We were looking for a math credit for my non-mathy senior and wanted a curriculum that would teach her an appropriate view of handling money. We heard from friends that this was a consumer ed class and much more. I think it will be perfect.
Sandra R on Jul 20, 2018
Came highly recommended
Rose D on Jul 19, 2018
Decided our high school home schooled kids needed to become equip with the financial aspect of life
Sandra C on Jul 16, 2018
Highly Recommended by Classical Conversations friends
Alexis S on Jul 7, 2018
Many of my Classical Conversations friends recommended it.
Diana H on Jun 26, 2018
Teach the kids the importance of proper management of money.
Susana M on Oct 30, 2021
We feel that many adults cannot handle money, even among the church. We are going to teach a class using this at our local church for high schoolers. We believe in good stewardship in all areas including's the number one cause of arguments if not divorce in a marriage.
Rachelle G on May 31, 2021
Is this a secular Personal Finance course?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't remember it having anything particularly religious other than he talks about giving to charity or tithing as one of the lessons. But I think everyone should do that, religious or not. :-)
Is this a full years worth of work or a half year? Would this be a half or full credit for high school transcript? Thanks!
Andrea on Apr 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello. I was told that this particular course would only be worth a half credit ELECTIVE. This course does not count as the as the ECONOMICS credit required by many states for a student to graduate. RR can help with finding the correct course to fulfill any state requirement.

That being said, I am glad my son took THIS course & I will have my other children take it as well. Even if it only counts as an elective, this course truly opened my son’s eyes to personal finance, responsibility, risk, & debt. This course should actually be the one required by ALL students to graduate! In fact, my son recommends it for every adult, as well.

If you have further questions about which Economics courses for your student to take, I strongly suggest speaking to RR staff in order to guide you in the right direction.
What is the difference between the 2008 and 2014 editions? I have the 2008, but am wondering if there is enough value added to purchase the 2014.
A shopper on Mar 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: One parent who has used the two previous editions of this course noted that it now includes instruction on the valuable skill of balancing your checking account, the importance of student budgeting, the role of money in interpersonal relationships, career planning, resumes, interview basics, a summary of income and taxes, and the importance of giving your time, money, and talents to help others.
What is the copyright date of this edition? I have the DVDs from what might be a previous edition (2008)and wondered if the current student book will work with my DVDs. Does anyone have experience with this?
Karen J on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My DVDs and workbook are both copyright 2014, so I'm not sure if your DVDs from 2008 can be used with the current workbook. Sorry I can't help.
What grade/age would you recommend a high school student take the course? Would you do it right away (gr. 9) or leave it until the senior years? Thanks in advance!
A shopper on Feb 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Our family has used it with our co-op for middle school agrees with no trouble. The mom who runs it does the money game for their income and it works fine.
Can you use just the book, or is it a must to have the DVDs also?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The course is taught from the DVDs and it cannot be done without them. The speakers are very engaging and the course is well worth the money. I highly recommend it.
How many hours of work is this? Could it be considered a semester of high school math?
A shopper on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The syllabus that comes with the course suggests spending about 50 minutes a day on each assignment. However, some days didn't require nearly that amount of time, and other days more time was required, particularly if your student does the research and essay projects.

No, you could not count this as a semester of high school math.

I would highly recommend this course for all high school students as it will provide them with a wealth of practical knowledge. If your child actually applies the principles that he learns in this course to his daily living, he will most assuredly build a firm financial foundation that will benefit him for the rest of his life.
Does this curriculum contain any sectarian content?
User on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. There are Biblical references, but not interpretation or doctrinal teaching. The course covers primarily financial topics. There is a list of verses on the topic of money found on the teacher CD.
does this curriculum have sectarian content?
A shopper on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think that any of the lessons were overtly "Christian" in their speech, but I am a Christian so I was coming at it from that worldview. I watched most of them with my kids and they talk about things such as "giving to charity" etc. but kind of in a vague way. It was a great course for my high schoolers and I think would be even more beneficial for a young college student. We really liked it.
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Rated 5 out of 5
do a little at a time
We just finished week 3 of this program and, if you follow the teacher's guide and actually just do a little at a time, this is a very powerful program. I've seen this done in co-ops where they just plow through it and pop the video in. This is best done a little at a time (it's a 90 day program) along with the activities. We are taking full advantage of this as a semester credit and the kids have set up checking accounts and have started emergency funds just as the program suggests. I can't stress enough that the students need to do the activities in order for this to be meaningful. If they simply watch the videos, it's not going to sink in. This is not rocket science but it's great to have someone else repeat to your kids what you've been saying all along!
September 3, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter is loving it. She gets up and does her math first thing. I don’t have to remind her and looking forward to seeing her applying this in her life. Definitely a great foundation for her financial now and the rest of her life!
August 27, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very helpful. My teen really likes the video explanations
April 25, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
High School Personal Finance
My 17 year old son really enjoyed this & learned a lot. I do wish they had a printed teacher’s manual, but we managed. The content was great.
April 17, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Lots of prep work for teacher
I was hoping this would be more of an independent program for my son, but there is quite a bit of prep work on the teacher's part - printing out tests and extra activity papers. Answers for the student workbook are also included on the teacher disc - so you either need to print those out or pull it up each time you check the workbook and tests. I guess there is a one year program that they can do online which would be an independent study, but I'd rather put the money into something that we can re-use part of or re-sell when finished. The program seems really good and so far my son is enjoying it.
October 20, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fabulous Course
This course is good for everyone! I feel like my high schoolers have the foundation they need to make good financial decisions now and in the future having taken Foundations in Personal Finance.
December 15, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Foundations of Personal Finance
I hesitated to buy this curriculum because of the price. However, I did buy it for my teenagers and it is so good I'm going through it with them. I think this is a must for every high school kid and it was worth every penny.
April 22, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great product!
not too much work for the students....customizable
March 6, 2016
over 7 years ago

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