Saving and Investing

Impress upon your young adults the importance of saving and investing, and give them a foundational vocabulary from which they can continue to build their financial literacy. This lesson plan covers short- and long-term budget goals, common saving methods, popular investment vehicles, and underlying personal finance principles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils discuss the financial concepts with close family or friends, and have them report back to the class on the different types of insights they received
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the information included may be too technical or feel irrelevant for the designated age group. Review the materials to determine which elements may be appropriate for your class
  • Incorporates some math work, such as calculating compound interest
Pros

  • All materials provided, including PowerPoint presentation, slide notes, and worksheet
  • Includes answer keys
Cons

  • None
Common Core