Higher Education

100% Financial Literacy, 1st Edition

  • Gwenn Wilson, MA
  • ISBN-10: 1435462211  |  ISBN-13: 9781435462212
  • 208 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.50
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100% FINANCIAL LITERACY SUCCESS helps students develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary to manage their personal finances during college and beyond. Topics including personal banking, financial aid, budgeting, credit cards, and taxes are introduced through case studies to help students understand the real-world applications and begin to think critically about the role of these concepts in their own lives. Throughout the text, individual, group, and online exercises encourage students to explore and apply skills from the text, helping them create a pathway for long-term financial success.

Features and Benefits

  • Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives, like those provided on course syllabi, are provided to outline what students should be learning from the chapter and guide them to the main concepts of the chapter. The objectives help students to identify important points and indicate what they are supposed to learn from the chapter.
  • Case In Point: At the beginning of each chapter, a case study demonstrates the application of chapter concepts to the real world. The questions following each case study are provided to stimulate critical thinking and analytical skills. The questions and responses can be discussed in class, or as a written exercise. Students are encouraged to think of your own application of ideas and to raise additional questions.
  • Critical Thinking Questions: The Critical Thinking Questions challenge student's to examine ideas and thoughtfully apply concepts presented in the book. These questions encourage the development of thinking skills that are crucial for efficient performance in school and in the workplace.
  • Success Steps: Scattered throughout the book are Success Steps that offer a pathway to achieve various goals. They essentially summarize the detailed processes that are discussed fully in the body of the text.
  • Apply It!: At the end of each chapter are activities that will help students apply the concepts discussed in practical situations. Individual Activities are directed at a student's personal development. Group Activities typically include projects that are completed more successfully from several perspectives or broader research.
  • Internet Activities are intended to help student's develop online skills. For example, they may be asked to research a topic using online resources.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Financial Literacy.
2. Learning How to Budget, Save Your Money, and Insure What You Have.
3. Personal Credit Cards: Good or Bad?
4. Personal Banking.
5. Financial Aid Know-How.
6. Understanding Taxes.
Appendix A: Financial Literacy Web Sites.
Glossary of Terms.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"This book provides a great overview for financial literacy for a new college student. It does a good job of suggesting the relevance that this information has for a new student by disclosing that finances is the top reason that students don't finish collegeā€¦The most unique aspect of the book is that all this basic financial information is available in one book!"

— Eleanor Sweetwood, IADT Seattle

"I think this book is needed by all entering freshmen. It breaks down into units what students (and their parents) need to know to avoid needless debt."

— Patricia Hollander, ASA

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gwenn Wilson, MA

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in Instructional Systems Design. She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.