Life of Fred Financial Choices may seem like a segue from the traditional Fred Maths, but as part of your high school students life, this is probably one of the most important ones to read.
Fred begins his inquiries into financial peace and prosperity by reading the first line of Pride and Prejudice: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” This leads to a brief near-romance between Fred and another teacher at KITTENS University.
Through the narrative of Fred’s story you will evaluate the virtues of buying secondhand clothes, contrasting present orientation vs. future orientation, investigate means of obtaining capital, look at the dangers of investments, and much more. You will even evaluate whether college is a good option or not!
At key points, you will pause to work problems out on your own to illustrate particularly important points. Answers are always on the next page, but as with all Life of Fred books – peeking at answers won’t help you learn the content. The book is less than 200 pages, and full of graphics, pictures, lists, etc. to bring the content to life.
The ideas and wisdom here are to be imbibed through reading and reflection, not through workbook pages or assignments. In other words, this isn’t a curriculum but simply a book that is a course on personal finance and a story about a weird person named Fred. To get the most out of Financial Choices, we’d suggest using it to spark discussion in a group setting.