I´ve always been an individual wondering what the world was like and how it would run once I was on my own. In school we learn important subjects such as math, history, english, and so forth. While I always felt that these were important subjects that should be required, I always wondered how I would take on the world without any real advice. Not everyone has a companion to teach them. For my 2019 Capstone for senior year, I chose to create a website that is informative relating to what to expect after graduating high school and being your own adult. I collected answers from a survey asking individuals what they knew about information from money, savings, homestay/care, all the way to nutrition. I wanted to create this website for an easy access to some quick questions one might have while discovering life on their own. While being around high schoolers for the past four years, I´ve heard many talk about what it would mean to them to have a lecture for what to expect and how to deal with things as they grow up and take on their own responsibilities. Since the beginning of senior year, I have wanted to this as my capstone. Thinking of an idea was tricky, and I wanted to do something that could really help another student. While creating my website, I did research to collect all of the information needed for my site. I sat and thought about what would really be useful for teenagers and reflected on myself for what I wish I knew.
"The Best Ways to Pay Bills." Money Advice Service. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/the-best-ways-to-pay-bills. https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/the-best-ways-to-pay-bills The purpose of this project is for me to find the best information for students. While reading through this link, I found that it gives information on how to pay bills on time, ways to pay your bills (including online or over the phone), and what to do in a crisis situation. Each section has short and brief description per topic. This will be helpful for me when think about my design layout, while I am trying to keep my word count short on the website. It is inspiring me to create a logical design for my website. It also is giving my information on these topics that I did not think about including before hand. "Tax Basics: A Beginners Guide to Taxes." Findlaw. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://tax.findlaw.com/federal-taxes/tax-basics-a-beginners-guide-to-taxes.html. https://tax.findlaw.com/federal-taxes/tax-basics-a-beginners-guide-to-taxes.html This website is a website where it shows the understanding of taxes for beginners. I am expecting my audience to mostly be beginners, in the sense that they are just learning what taxing/taxes means, and how it is effective. This a very resourceful website since it shows all of the different kinds of taxes. It gives a list of all of them, that I can then further research. It also talks about deductions, which is a critical part in learning about the way this routine works. This website does not give super detailed description, but it gives me quick and easy things to look at in order to further research for this project. Johnson, Holly. "What I Wish I Knew Before Buying Rental Property." The Simple Dollar. December 06, 2017. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.thesimpledollar.com/what-i-wish-we-knew-before-buying-rental-property/. https://www.thesimpledollar.com/what-i-wish-we-knew-before-buying-rental-property/ This website is very opinionated, and less factual. This is really important for me to look at. I do not want my website to be all factual, but also opinionated. This is because it gives the audience something to relate to. It talks about rental scares, and what people wish they knew. Key thing, what people wish they “knew”. This is a very big deal, since this is the whole point of my website. I am trying to show what people wish they knew. It talks about being careful with decision making, and explanation as to why. With this, it will be very helpful to cite a source on my website. Advisors, EP Wealth. "The Importance of Teaching Your Kids About Money." TheStreet. July 02, 2018. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/the-importance-of-teaching-your-kids-about-mone y-14638381. https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/the-importance-of-teaching-your-kids-about-money-1463838 1 This website talks about our capitalist world, and how many is very involved. When kids graduate, or obtain jobs, they don't really know how to control or manage it. I’ve struggled with this myself, and I wish I knew more information about how money worked before starting my bank account. This will give me information on why it is important to teach your children about money and so on if schools don't. This information is given by someone who has experienced trouble with learning about these things. It is similar to my last source in the sense of coming from a different perspective