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A Program of the Virginia Department of Education

6121 Personal Finance

Field of Study

Personal Finance is a challenging, engaging course that presents concepts to help students interpret daily news and anticipate how financial decisions will impact their lives.

This half-credit course covers the Personal Finance portion of the Virginia Standards of Learning for Economics and Personal Finance (EPF.10–EPF.18).

Material Covered

Students will study a variety of concepts in personal finance with a focus on their practical applications. Course topics include human capital and career decision making, income earning and taxes, banking/money management, and financial planning.  

Student Expectations

Students will complete activities and assignments that involve critical thinking and conceptual knowledge. Timely submission of student work and frequent communication with the instructor are essential for success in the course.

Related Requirements

Presently no SOL test is required upon completion of the course.

Note: If taking this course, please note that the half-credit Economics course is also required to fully satisfy the graduation requirement for Economics and Personal Finance.


No other courses are required to be taken or completed before beginning study in this course.  Strong reading and communication skills, however, are essential prerequisites for success in the course.  

Course Texts and Materials

No textbook is required for this course.  All material is delivered in Virtual Virginia’s online environment.

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