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"Golden" Years?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Golden Years? Upper graders may think retirement is a long way off, but in life everything is just around the corner. They consider what it means to retire and the current trend of parents working for their Students. They research...
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The Car Deal Package

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Buying a car is no easy task, and can have major long-term consequences if done without proper financial knowledge. Ensure your learners are prepared with the information and criteria for comparing different car deals and signing contracts.
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Banking on Debit Cards

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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Credit Cards - A Package Deal

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Arm your learners with the information they will need to make smart decisions regarding credit cards and personal savings.
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Personal Financial Literacy: An Introduction to Financial Planning

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Proper financial planning and the ability to differentiate wants from needs are important skills to develop as a young adult. Here is a great resource to introduce this topic to your learners, which includes a variety of hands-on and...
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Tax Forms and Deductions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Because many of your older students are probably getting their first jobs, it could be an appropriate time to discuss taxes. This presentation defines deductions, types of taxes, purposes of paying taxes, and the forms required to file...
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Health Insurance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discover the difference between PPO and HMO with a lesson on health insurance. Slides contain basic information about why one would want health insurance and the types available. Tip: Tie in the need for health insurance to a lesson on...
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Savings Account Introduction Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 7th
This teaching tool promotes a practical understanding of basic mathematical skills by having learners determine percents on interest. There are several worksheet options available as well as a guid on how best to use them.
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Real World Math: Unexpected Events

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Wise Pockets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using children's picture books and role-playing activities, youngsters begin to learn about personal finance management. These lesson plans are engaging and intend to endow pupils with skills for making wise decisions with money as they...
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How Much Will You Have When You Retire?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine how a 401(k) plan operates. They discover the implications of retiring early or late. They use the internet to research different retirement plans. Handouts are included.
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Budgeting - It's for Everyone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Budgeting, personal finance, and real life math skills are all addressed in this financial literacy instructional activity. Your class watches "Money Smarts" then participate in classroom activities that require them to make budgets...
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Meet Molly An American Girl

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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...
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What is the Importance of Developing Job Skills?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a...
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Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson plan, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans....
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Banking and Budgeting

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore personal finance. They investigate spending, saving, and budgeting. Practice writing checks, managing a checking account, and developing a personal saving plan. A great way to bring the real world into the...
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Money Smart Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Credit Cards: Is One Right for You?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students compare the pros and cons of using credit cards. In this personal finance lesson, students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of credit card use as they watch a personal finance video. Students conduct searches for credit...
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Being a Wise Borrower: Managing Your Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Buying a Car

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers learn how to manage their money. They view a PowerPoint presentation with instructions for researching and buying a car, select cars for themselves based on their budget, and respond to questions about the activity.
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Debt: Who Does it Affect?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Debt is a topic that affects everybody: the community, the nation, and the entire globe. Kids take charge of debt by designing a project that informs those in their community about good financial choices, keeps personal debt low, and...
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Scams and Schemes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It's easy to spot a scheming character out on the street, but spotting scams in the financial world takes some know how. Youngsters learn about common scams and schemes that plague the financial world. After scams, schemes, and fraud are...
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Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do you do at the end of the year when your W2 arrives? File a tax form! Show learners how they to can fill out a basic 1040EZ tax form and play their part as tax paying citizens. Monetary denominations are provided for filling out...
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The Credit Safari

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...