Honors Economics


free texts

In addition to the Economics Textbook offered by the School District, below are some free online textbooks available for you.

Principles of Economics Open Stax

Principles of Macroeconomics Open Stax

Principles of Microeconomics Open Stax

General Resources

Jacob Clifford Economics

Crash Course Economics

Theme 1



Investopedia: How Interest Rates on Mortgages Work

FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

NCUA: National Credit Union Association

Money Market Deposit Accounts

Money Market Mutual Funds

CDs: Certificates of Deposit

Cashing a Check

Endorsing a Check

Writing a Check

What Are Secured Credit Cards

Building Credit


Getting paid is important, but it’s not the only thing that is important. Personal fulfillment is also important.

Theme 2



World Happiness Index Website

NOTE: I’ve included a bunch of economics links and blogs that you can use for your own research for class or personal interest

Theme 3



Theme 4


Really Big Money: The Smithsonian Institute

Angel Investors

Venture Capitalists

Private Equity

Entrepreneurial Incubators

The History of American Enterprise: National Museum of American History

Starting a Business in Lee County, Florida

Starting a Business in Lee County

Business Tax Guide and Applications

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce: Start a Business in Fort Myers

Opening a Commercial Business in Lee County

Lee County Tax Collector Businesses Page

Lee County Chambers of Commerce

Lee County Business Incentives

workers Rights

National Labor Relations Act

Weingarten Rights

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Worker Rights

Family Medical Leave Act

Fair Labor Standards Act

If you work over 40 hours a week you may (unless in an exempt category) be entitled to overtime pay 1.5 times your regular hourly wage. If you think you have been denied overtime you can click here. It’s tricky, however. Remember, in Florida you work “At Will“. In other words, you have the right to quit at any time, but your employer can also fire you at any time.

Make Money While sitting on your Butt!

Investopedia Stock Market Simulator

U.S. Government Treasury Bonds Treasury Direct

U.S. Government Treasury Direct

How to Buy Stocks Without a Broker

I Want to Start Buying Stocks

How to Buy Stocks Online


Direct Stock Purchase Plans

Investing in Bonds

Investing in Bonds Tips for Beginners

Investopedia on Bonds

Investing in Commodities

Mutual Funds


The 10-Year Treasury Note

Treasury Bonds, Notes, and Bills

Theme 5


John Maynard Keynes plays an integral part in Theme 5. Armed with nothing more than a driving curiosity and a single undergraduate class in economics, Keynes transformed modern economics as a field of study.

John Maynard Keynes and Bretton Woods:



Understanding Your W-2

The Form 1040: Your Tax Form

Other Evil Forms

Payroll Taxes

Income Tax Calculator

Income Tax Brackets

USA Facts: State by State Analysis of the Individual Tax Burden

The Fed

The Federal Reserve Website

An analysis of what was going on with the economy during the Covid Pandemic