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Electives...again

Electives...again

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This post was edited on Dec 05, 2012 10:47 AM

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Good question. My dd's doing the Recordkeeping course from R&S right now (she loves it), and we've been sort of planning on having her Personal Finance from MFW next. I *think* they're different because the Recordkeeping course seems to be more like bookkeeping.... keeping personal records, but also keeping business records, tax records, etc. I *think* Personal Finance leans more to the decision-making/budgeting/stewardship side of things. (Though Recordkeeping addresses these things as well, but I think that may be because it's R&S -- specifically Mennonite financial principles.)

But I don't really know.

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Okay, as I'm reading MFW's description of their Personal Finance course, I can see the difference. That one teaches financial management decisions and planning that you need in real life.

http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/M50/50/25/0/1#finance

The R&S Recordkeeping course is more of the administrative/bookkeeping side of things.

(Not sure which specific curriculum publishers you're considering, but hopefully those descriptions help you to know the difference between the two courses.)

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If you are doing it for an umbrella school, you need to check with them to see whether or not they will accept it. I would not count them the same, but maybe your school will.

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This post was edited on Dec 05, 2012 10:45 AM

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Guess I thought I would go ahead and ask it here.
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It's fine that you did. I didn't mean to sound snippy, but when it comes down to the final answer, it isn't going to matter what we say.

LOL, we probably won't all agree anyway.

=)

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This post was edited on Dec 09, 2012 04:00 PM

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>>I was also planning to use R&S bookkeeping. R&S Math has also some PF interwoven in it, so this is not new to them.
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Yes, some recordkeeping (check writing and a few other things) are included in the elementary books, but the high school course is a full year course, and *very* thorough. Very detailed. It includes virtually EVERYTHING, from check writing to sales invoices, from mortgages to income taxes, and everything in between. In fact, I was just thinking last night that a similar community college course probably doesn't offer much more (if any) than this course, except for the fact that they'd be teaching the modern computerized version of it.

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