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These 3 courses will not only prepare you for success in the future, but will help you earn 6 college credits while still in high school.

We believe college shouldn't be a debt sentence. That includes learning how to manage your money before graduating college. This online course, brand new to Unbound students, will empower you to save, budget, and create a practical financial plan.

"'Foundations' is more than just a personal finance class. It's a planning class. It's a life skills class."

Jason Lowrey, education specialist


Evaluate and refute the big debt myths

Compare and contrast different types of investments

Implement good financial habits that will last you a lifetime

Discover the power of time and compounding interest 

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An Admissions Advisor will answer any questions you have and ensure these courses will transfer to your future college before you start.

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Foundations in Personal Finance: College Edition

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

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Course Features

Faculty Facilitated

An instructor will regularly connect with you to ensure you're always making progress.

Fully Online

Access your entire course (including your textbook) from anywhere with an internet connection.

Video Lectures

Instructive teaching by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze.

Interactive Material

Online worksheets help you practically apply what you're learning.

12 Modules

Topics cover everything from a college budget, to planning to be a millionaire by 65.

What's Inside?

Unit 1: Mastering the Basics


1. Savings

  • Describe emergencies that can happen during college and prepare a financial plan for them.
  • Explain the three basic reasons for saving money (emergency fund, purchases and wealth building).

2. Budgets

  • Design and apply a zero-based budget based on students' income and expenses.
  • List ways to earn money while attending college.
  • Calculate tax withdrawals and fill out tax forms.

3. Debt

  • Describe reasons for avoiding debt.
  • Demonstrate how to reduce debt by applying the debt snowball.

4. College Student Essentials

  • Summarize how to apply for financial aid.
  • Explain effective job-search tools, such as cover letters, resumes and interviews.

5. Family, Friends and Philanthropy

  • Compare different personality traits in relation to money management.
  • Integrate healthy communication about money with parents, roommates and others. 

Unit 2: Developing Your Skills


6. Consumer Awareness

  • Identify marketing strategies that encourage college students to go into debt.
  • Summarize and apply the five basic rules for making large purchases.

7. Bargains

  • List the seven guidelines of negotiation.
  • Discuss ways to save money while attending college.

8. Credit Bureaus

  • Describe the value of credit reports and credit scores.
  • Communicate effectively with credit bureaus and other agencies about collection issues.

9. Insurance

  • Identify the types of insurance coverage needed during and after college.
  • Explain why insurance is an essential part of a healthy financial plan.

Unit 3: Considering the Future


10. Investments

  • Compare and contrast various types of investments.
  • Define the relationship between diversification and risk.

11. Retirement and Savings Plans

  • Classify various types of retirement savings options.
  • Describe savings plans for a child's college fund.

12. Real Estate

  • Explain helpful tips for buying and selling homes and properties.
  • Compare different types of mortgages.

FAQs

Q: Will these courses transfer to my college?

A: The two credit-earning courses included in this bundle are regionally accredited or ACE recommended for credit and highly transferable. If you have a target school or are currently enrolled in a school, we will build you a Degree Plan (for free) to ensure the credit transfers. 

A: We will build a dual credit Degree Plan for you to show how the credit can be used on your high school transcript and be transferred to your chosen college.

Q: How can I use these courses for dual credit?

Q: What are the requirements for these courses?

A: As long as you're 18 years of age or younger and have fewer than 18 credits, you're already qualified to sign up for this course bundle. We also ask that you begin your courses within 15 months of purchasing.

FAQsAbout The Courses

"By helping me build my plan, Unbound helped me save money, pick my major, and determine the best path to achieve my goals."

Christian Matney, Unbound graduate

What's Inside?

Navigate Course
9-week life-purpose planning course
 Select major, plan for college and beyond


Comparative Worldviews
8-week worldview foundations course (3 credits)
Understand the major worldviews and your own beliefs


Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance
8-week financial training course (3 credits)


Success coaching
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Navigate

Comparative Worldviews

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Navigate answers the “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” questions. Unbound's 9-module life purpose discovery tool will help you match your skills and aptitudes with your interests and passions. You will begin laying out steps for your life and select the right degree/major best suited to them. 

After going through Navigate, you will: 

Understand your strengths and weaknesses

Evaluate your interests and abilities

Solidify your degree choice

Comparative Worldviews will walk you through the process of evaluating what you believe and why you believe it. Over six weeks, professor John Stonestreet will help you understand the major worldviews, what they teach, and help you take full ownership of your own faith.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

Understand the basic tenets of the world's major religions

Enter engaging and helpful conversations with people of other faiths

Confidently defend your own beliefs

 

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