This course will inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets utilizing checking and saving accounts, gain knowledge in finance, debt and credit management, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. As students move through these topics, they will also explore careers and job forecasts. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence.