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    HA! And I just got class descriptions for coop for the fall, and the class at coop is using the Dave Ramsey videos and workbooks, so guess we'll do that after all
    Wife to Jim and Mama to Katie (1/01), Mattie (9/02), Cale (4/05), and Ben (8/08)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paige P View Post
    HA! And I just got class descriptions for coop for the fall, and the class at coop is using the Dave Ramsey videos and workbooks, so guess we'll do that after all
    You saw that coming, right?

    Can I ask which Burkette books you have, or perhaps which ones you appreciate the most? Our eldest was going to do Economics & Finances this coming year, but due to changing to HOD we're not sure what we're doing now. I don't want him to wait until 12th for it because he'll likely do all the Government & Civics at that time..
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    Kendra, I don't know if any of the Burkett books we've read would be applicable for him. Jim and I both got A LOT out of Women Leaving the Workplace when I was getting ready to quit teaching and stay at home, and we also have the Financial Planning for Young Couples. Again, we read that one early in our marriage.
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    This is an old thread and my comments are probably not relevant to the OP anymore, but thought I'd add just in case anyone else is looking.

    I'm having my 10th grader do a combination of Larry Burkett and Randy Alcorn for Personal Finance this year. These books get into a LOT of money philosophy talk, as well as the basics of keeping a checkbook and writing a budget. We're using the lesson plans from My Father's World for this elective. The lesson plans say the student can do either the Burkett workbook first and the Alcorn book second, or vice versa, or simultaneously. Lesson plans are broken up into three sections, so you can decide however you want to do it: Scripture reading, the Burkett workbook, and the Alcorn book. The Alcorn book title is Money Possessions & Eternity, and there's a study guide in the back of it. The Burkett book is the Money Matters for Teens Workbook (age 15-18 edition... there are editions for other age groups, too). The workbook actually has short "chapters" to read before completing each workbook lessons, so it CAN be used as a stand-alone resource. (That wouldn't be enough by itself for credit on the transcript, but would work if you have someone who could stand to learn some of the practical applications without needing a credit.)

    There's also a Money Matters for Teens book by Burkett which does NOT line up exactly with the workbook... it's an entirely separate read with the same title, but it's actually an easier read than the Alcorn book scheduled by MFW, so I might have my daughter read this one instead, and save the Alcorn book for later. I definitely want my two graduates go ahead and read the Alcorn book, though. He even addresses the way finances are handled within churches and ministries... which is excellent insight in case one of my daughters ever happens to marry a man in ministry.
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    Donna, thanks for chiming in. The coop class didn’t make last year, so this is an elective we still havent tackled
    Wife to Jim and Mama to Katie (1/01), Mattie (9/02), Cale (4/05), and Ben (8/08)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paige P View Post
    Donna, thanks for chiming in. The coop class didnít make last year, so this is an elective we still havent tackled
    Oh no, so sorry that didn't work out! Well, maybe something there will help. I still haven't decided whether to have my daughter do this the first semester, and Health second, or vice versa, or whether to try and do them simultaneously at a slower pace.
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