Readings

Reading Assignments

Mr. Marsh’s classes are unique because they have absolutely no textbook other than the internet. Instead, Scott Marsh has developed daily reading assignments on the internet for his classes that supplement and reinforce the topics covered in class. These reading assignments save students money and help them discover the wealth of relevant financial information available on the World Wide Web.

Current Readings

8 Ways to save on food bills

http://www.smartmoney.com/spending/deals/8-ways-to-cut-your-grocery-bill-22641/?page=all

Mortgage basics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/mortgage/mortb_1.htm

Alma 32-25-Planting the seed

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/contents

Parable of the pounds

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/luke/19

Teaching children about money

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2003828679_moneykids120.html

Myths about teaching finances to children

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/moneymag_archive/2006/08/01/8382223/index.htm

Basic description of Health Savings Accounts

http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/public-affairs/hsa/faq_basics.shtml

Article from the Health Insurance Section of the online textbook

http://www.quickquote.com/hitypes.html

Article about what to do with your 401 (k) when you switch jobs

Mutual fund basics

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson6/index2.htm

Understanding investment time horizon

http://www.abcsofinvesting.net/investment-time-horizon/

Individual Retirement Accounts

http://www.ehow.com/about_4572528_ira-account-how-does-work.html

Allocation and diversification

http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/assetallocation.htm

Article about Modern Portfolio Theory

http://www.riskglossary.com/link/portfolio_theory.htm

Talk by President Monson about makefekis

Top 10 things to know about 401(k) accounts

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson23/index.htm

Life insurance

http://www.iii.org/individuals/life/basics/howsold/

This is CNN Money's introduction to life insurance. It clearly explains the difference between whole life and term and why term is better.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson20/

Which cars are the most and least expensive to insure

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Insurance/InsureYourCar/which-cars-cost-more-or-less-to-insure.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

Homeowner's insurance basics

http://www.insure.com/articles/homeinsurance/basics.html

Article about BYU service opportunities

http://newnewsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/60126

Article about local service opportunities

http://newnewsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/59819

Income tax basics

http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/personal-income-taxes/income-tax3.htm

A line by line description of the 1040

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/itax/news/20010402e.asp

Capital gains tax explained

http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/investments-and-rental-property/5589.html

Exemptions and deductions explained

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson18/index8.htm

College tuition credits

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/ways-to-pay/446.html

A Tax free sources of income (including 1031 exchange)

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Taxes/CutYourTaxes/8typesOfIncomeTheIRScantTouch.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

Leaving a legacy part 1

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/moneymag_archive/2006/08/01/8382223/index.htm

Leaving a legacy part 2

http://finance.yahoo.com/retirement/article/102262/Leaving_a_Legacy,_Part_2

Effective public speaking principles

http://www.sideroad.com/Public_Speaking/effective_public_speaking.html

Making a good sale

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0DTI/is_2_32/ai_112686140/

Credit score (FICO score) basics

http://www.ultimatemoneyskills.com/article/view.asp?articleID=50

More credit score basics

http://www.helpwithmycredit.org/index.php?page=learningcenter&article=4

Department of Justice article on ID fraud

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html

Read the history of the Rothschild legacy and also read their family history (1798-1820)

http://www.rothschild.info/history/

Article that shares important money conversations that couples should have before marrying

http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/16/pf/saving/willis_tips/index.htm

Money and marriage article

7 Modern Deadly Sins

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3517050.ece