Personal Finance is a one (1) semester, 0.5 credit class. The course is REQUIRED for all students who will graduate from a Missouri High School. This course is intended to equip students with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions. Additionally, it is an attempt to enable students to develop good decision-making skills and to exercise competence in evaluating their decisions. Financial literacy is the basis for making sound financial decisions—decisions that help students of today better prepare for their future roles in society.