Can You Pass a Personal Finance Test?

Focus on Personal Finance, 7e

This quiz can be used as a lecture launcher to start your Personal Finance course.

Originally given to 5,000 high school seniors that participated in the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, the 12 questions in the survey test students on their ability to manage financial resources such as

  • Credit cards
  • Insurance
  • Retirement planning and investments
  • Savings and spending options
  • Educational loans
  • Taxes

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Teaching Suggestions

You may want to use the information in this blog post and the original article to

  • As a lecture launcher for the first day of your Personal Finance course.
  • To preview important personal finance topics that will be covered in the course.
  • Stress why everyday decisions can make a “big” difference in the quality of a person’s life over a long period of time.

Discussion Questions

  1. How many of the 12 questions did you get right? (Note:  Correct answers…

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