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Consumer Privacy – Overview & Awareness of Issues

In this lesson students and consumers are provided with a general overview and awareness of privacy issues that impact their lives. Teaching Objectives: Define what is meant by privacy in the information age Explain the pros and cons of database … Continue reading

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In Trouble – Dealing with Financial Difficulties

In this lesson students will become aware of the warning signs of financial difficulties. Teaching Objectives: Describe some of the ways you can get in trouble using credit Explain the first steps to take if you can’t pay your bills … Continue reading

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Saving & Investing – Making Choices

Introduce the advantages and disadvantages of common savings and investment vehicles, and show the short and long term effects of various savings and investment choices. Teaching Objectives: List and prioritize some of your short- and long-term budget goals List and … Continue reading

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Consumer Awareness – Decision Making Methods

In this lesson students combine decision-making methods with comparative shopping techniques, recognize common consumer scams, and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively handle consumer complaints. Teaching Objectives: Use decision-making methods before purchasing a product or service Customize and … Continue reading

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The Influence of Advertising – Understanding Techniques

In this lesson students recognize how and when advertising techniques can influence buying decisions. Teaching Objectives: Understand and identify basic advertising techniques and appeals Understand and identify deceptive or questionable advertising techniques Give examples of commonly seen misleading advertisements, and … Continue reading

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Cars & Loans – Costs & Responsibilities

In this lesson students investigate the legal and financial responsibilities of buying, maintaining, insuring, and operating a car, and translate those responsibilities into a monthly budget. Teaching Objectives: List some of the costs of owning and operating a car Given … Continue reading

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Credit Cards – Understanding & Responsibilities

In this lesson students develop skills to compare and evaluate the terms and conditions of various credit cards, the differences between credit cards, and the legal and financial responsibilities involved. Teaching Objectives: List three types of credit card accounts, and … Continue reading

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Credit – Understanding Rights & Responsibilities

In this lesson students gain an awareness and understanding of what credit is and the rights and responsibilities of using credit. Teaching Objectives: Understand some of the reasons for getting credit Understand some of the advantages and disadvantages of using … Continue reading

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Banking Services – Comparing & Evaluating Financial Service Products

In this lesson students practice comparing and evaluating various banking services, including checking and savings accounts, debit cards/ATM, and online banking. Perform the tasks associated with maintaining checking and savings accounts. Teaching Objectives: Understand the services offered by banks, savings … Continue reading

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Buying a Home – Understanding the Process and Costs

In this lesson students gain a basic understanding of the process and costs involved with home buying. Teaching Objectives: Compare benefits and drawbacks of renting vs. buying a home Develop a knowledge of the home-buying process Understand steps involved in … Continue reading

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