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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card versus a debit card? What are the costs of using a debit card irresponsibly? Here you'll find a lesson plan on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
Students explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance lesson, students complete a series of activities that help them recognize the pros and cons of credit. Students also discover the process for obtaining loans. This lesson includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
High schoolers investigate the concept of personal finance. They take a look at some of the misconceptions that surround many financial responsibilities. Students examine statistics and other factors in order to comprehend sound principles that can benefit those who practice them.
Bring Consumer Mathematics and Economics to life with this lesson, where learners investigate personal finance and budgeting. They use the newspaper’s classified section to determine a future job and potential earnings and determine a gross and monthly income as they use the data to calculate the cost of living.
Students explore the concept of personal finance. In this philanthropy lesson, students examine decisions they make about money as they discover the definitions of philanthropy, resources, scarcity, choice, benefits, costs, opportunity cost, interest, interest rate, principal, simple interest, compound interest, and compounding.
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions. Weblinks and 7 different handouts are included in this very complete and comprehensive lesson.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning activity, students discover the world of personal finance and examine the choice that they make concerning their money.
Students determine what to do with money. In this personal finance lesson, students discuss budgeting, savings, and loans with their instructor. Students then participate in classroom activities that require them to participate in economic activities.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this personal finance lesson, students consider economic choices and why people donate to causes. Students investigate the processes of borrowing money and investing money in the lesson as well.
Students determine whether or not to save or spend and defend a decision.  In this personal finance lesson, students identify opportunity cost of various spending and saving decisions. Students read a story where two girls share profits made by selling tissue roses, but they make differing choices with their profits.  Students solve saving/spending choice problems.
Students discover what debt, saving, and credit are.  In this personal finance instructional activity, the teacher reads Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars, and the students discuss what the main character does in the book in relation to debt, saving, and credit.  At the end of the instructional activity students have a chance to borrow homework passes on credit.
Students study personal finance and building wealth. In this economics lessons, students use Federal Reserve Bank publications to research answers and to make written recommendations for solutions to problems presented by several callers to a show viewed. Students also increase awareness of budgeting, saving, credit cards and insurance.
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
Students examine concepts of personal finance. In this personal finance instructional activity, students use Valerie Tripp's, Meet Molly, An American Girl, to learn about saving and spending after World War II. They compare financial decisions after World War II with those made in contemporary society.
How cool, an interactive personal finance game! Young consumers play a real-life scenario game to practice making credit decisions. They play the game then discuss good and bad credit choices. The scenarios revolve around the use of a first credit card for college expenses. 
Young scholars investigate the deals presented with cards. In this math lesson, students investigate the pros and cons of having a credit card. They calculate interest and fees for credit cards.
Students examine personal finance and practice adding and subtracting with decimals. They determine whether unexpected events have positive or negative consequences and show how their finances are affected.
Ready to delve into personal finance? Learners discover how to organize a check book register. They practice debits and credits in a math game involving the register they set up. While they gain valuable practical knowledge, they also spend time practicing addition and subtraction of decimals.
Students read a story about a girl named Sara. Sara decides to buy a gift for Mother's Day. They create booklets to illustrate Sara's short-term savings goal and their own short-term savings goal.
Young scholars consider money management. In this personal finances lesson plan, students read Kermit the Hermit and discuss what was done with the unexpected money that Kermit received. Young scholars examine methods of saving money and earning interest.

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