Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the GEN 102 Week Five: Financial Literacy video (Links to an external site.), Modules 9 and 10 in your course textbook, and the following website and web pages:
You might also consider reviewing:
Reflect: Think about your past, present, and future financial situation. Consider how each decision you make today will affect your financial future. These daily decisions can affect your finances and ultimate freedom to make decisions in the future positively or negatively, such as your ability to buy a home or to purchase a new vehicle. Over the past five weeks, you have learned the significance of using digital tools to support your needs and goals as a responsible digital citizen. Digital tools can also help you achieve and maintain financial freedom in your personal, academic, and professional life.
Write: For this discussion, address ONE of the following prompts:
Visit one of the following web pages Calculators-Your Life, Your Money (Links to an external site.) or Financial Calculators (Links to an external site.). Select one financial calculator that interests you.
Consider the following scenario:
Your good friend Kyle would like to go back to school to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education so that he can fulfill his dreams of teaching 2nd grade. Years ago, he started college, but work and life responsibilities got in the way of him finishing. He knows that you recently enrolled at Ashford University and wants to ask your advice as he plans his next move. In order to help pay for his tuition, he plans to borrow student loans. Kyle tells you that he wants to borrow the maximum amount of available loan money to buy his kids new shoes and go on a vacation to Hawaii.
Based on the scenario above, address each of the following:
Your post should be at least 250 words.