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Enhance your high schoolers' time/money management and study skills. In each of three sessions, they examine their current habits and practice new strategies to best use their time and money, and to study most effectively. A service component focuses on how personal behavior affects the common good. Money management skills are applied to planning a fundraising event. Handouts need reformatting to be printable.
Students explore money management skills and economics thru a creative project where students earn "money" for their assigned "jobs." They keep track of their income and expenses in a transaction record and explore the Excel money management software.
Learners discuss personal finance and create personal budgets. They discuss the importance of managing their money and how money management skills impact their future. Note: This lesson is intended for use with a SMART Board and references specific software, which is not included.
Students manage fake money by paying their $100 if they are late, turn assignments in late, talk out of turn, and more. In this money management lesson plan, students with the most money at the end of 2 weeks get a prize.
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 on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
Learners explore the world of personal finance, credit, and money management. They use car payment data based on credit history to better understand borrowing, lending, and making financial choices.
Ninth graders examine money management. They study percentages, inequalities, fixed and variable expense calculations in order to develop an understanding of how these concepts apply to budgeting a lifestyle for a specific career.
Help your class understand the importance of saving and managing their money. Here is part three to a unit on credit, cash, and savings. Learners discuss savings accounts and the idea that a budget plan can help them avoid costly credit cards. Lesson three focuses on the impact of both savings accounts and credit cards. 
In this money management worksheet, 11th graders are provided with a game board.  Students follow the given directions as they move around a "Monopoly" type game board.
In this money management worksheet, students consider the benefits of savings account as they read a brief story and respond to 5 fill in the blank questions.
Students review responsibilities people have of their own finances, consequences of poor money management, excessive debt, and bankruptcy.
Helping adolescents make sound financial choices with effective, accurate cost comparisons is especially important considering how much marketing is directed their way. Make use of varied technology to keep them engaged: text polling, podcast, online ad shopping, interactive games, and online assessment. Links to all of these options are included. They learn and practice comparing the cost of items with different unit sizes, beginning with a single candy bar and a bag of the same candy, that pique their interest as they enter the room!
Some ads really make products look great, and even better than they really are! Kids get into small groups to research and compare marketing used by various cell phone companies. They analyze advertisements, carrier options, and cell phone plans. Multiple links to this and other related lessons are included. They can be mixed and matched to construct an entire consumer education unit.
The class will first consider personal money management and budgeting. They will then turn the tables and use their skills to budget for philanthropic ventures, developing a service project to support a local non-profit organization. This resource includes all materials, including handouts and key words.
Students explore personal finances. In this money management lesson, students read The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze. Students examine the spending habits of Brother Bear and Sister Bear. Students analyze opportunity costs as well.
Students create a PowerPoint presentation and a pie chart of a budget for a given scenario. In this budgeting and money management lesson, students discuss credit ratings and good consumer decisions. Students work in groups to make a budget for a family scenario with a given gross income.
Students discuss different money management options in a variety of situations. They identify moments to share, spend and save money.
High schoolers investigate the concept of paying bills by writing checks. They practice writing a check with the specific elements filled out correctly and then record the amount of it in the check register. Students also extend the lesson when balancing the checkbook.
Learners explore information about banking and banking services. They practice filling out deposits and withdrawal slips, transferring money and discover how money is transferred when making purchases. Students identify types of banks and practice opening, using, and balancing checking and savings accounts. In addition, they make decisions regarding credit cards, debit cards, and pay bills.
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.