- Consider what you know about personal financial matters. Where did you gain this knowledge? Did you learn about these matters in school or some other deliberate training, or did you learn from personal experience? Are you satisfied with your level of knowledge on personal financial matters? Are you satisfied with how you have handled money in the past. How do changes in interest rate, time, and compounding affect the amount of interest earned on an investment? What changes will you make in the way you deal with money based on what you learned?
- Will you be making any changes in the way that you handle financial matters based on what you learned? If so, what will you do differently? What do you wish you had known earlier in your financial life? What financial advice would you give to a young person just starting out?
Planning for the Future
After you have contemplated the questions above, draft your reflective essay. Every piece of writing should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. A good way to plan this particular reflective essay is to write an introduction to the essay. Next, write at least three body paragraphs and address each of the points listed above. End your essay with a conclusion paragraph tying all of your ideas together. The essay should be at least five paragraphs in length.
You are expected to use outside sources for this essay. Cite outside sources in proper APA format.
Your essay should include a highly developed purpose and viewpoint; it should also be written in Standard American English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, grammar, and mechanics. There should be no evidence of plagiarism.