Living on you Own – Costs and Budgets

In this lesson students learn about the costs of living on their own. Teaching Objectives: Set up a budget that includes rent, moving expenses, and the expenses associated with setting up a household Understand the rights and the legal responsibilities of a tenant Understand the rights and the legal responsibilities of a landlord Read and … Continue reading Living on you Own – Costs and Budgets

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Making Decisions – Introduction to Decision-Making

This lesson introduces students with an opportunity to learn more about decision-making. Teaching Objectives: Identify decisions. Identify the steps in the decision-making process. Identify and explain factors that can affect the decision-making process, and give examples of decisions that have been influenced by one or more of these factors. Identify and explain frequently used decision-making … Continue reading Making Decisions – Introduction to Decision-Making

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Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping. Teaching Objectives: Understand how to carefully consider alternatives before making a purchase. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: This lesson introduces students to the concepts associated with comparison shopping and choosing the best option. The activities in this lesson will introduce … Continue reading Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

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Allowances and Spending Plans

Students learn an introduction to allowances. Teaching Objectives: Recognize how to divide an allowance into a spending plan. Learn how to balance income and expenses. Gain confidence in preparing spending plans. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Children in grades three through six are capable of managing small amounts of money. … Continue reading Allowances and Spending Plans

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Spending Plans

Students learn about making spending plans and the importance of saving. Teaching Objectives: Identify categories for spending plans. Recognize the importance of saving some money for future needs. Suggested Grade Level Pre-K – 2nd Grade Lesson Excerpt: Preschool-aged children are capable of learning simple spending plans. Early training in categorizing money establishes patterns for future … Continue reading Spending Plans

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Making Spending Decisions

Students learn about making spending decisions. Teaching Objectives: Gain self-confidence in making decisions. Analyze simple alternatives. Develop rational behavior patterns. Practice making decisions in structured situations. Suggested Grade Level Pre-K – 2nd Grade Lesson Excerpt: From birth, a child has choices. At first parents make the decisions, but before the end of the first year, … Continue reading Making Spending Decisions

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Managing High Levels of Debt

Students learn about handling high levels of debt. Teaching Objectives: Identify ways to deal with high levels of personal debt. Compare the costs and benefits of filing bankruptcy. Recognize the impact of filing bankruptcy. Explain the importance of reestablishing positive credit history.  Demonstrate the steps to rebuilding positive credit history. Standard 13: The student will … Continue reading Managing High Levels of Debt

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Gambling — Risky Business

Students learn about the costs and benefits of gambling. Teaching Objectives:  Recognize gambling as a form of risk.  Calculate the probabilities of winning in games of chance.  Explore the potential benefits of gambling for society.  Explore the potential costs of gambling for society.  Evaluate the personal costs and benefits of gambling. Standard 12: The student … Continue reading Gambling — Risky Business

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Buying a House

Students learn about buying a house including reasons, financing, and the costs and benefits. Teaching Objectives: Discuss the reasons that people buy.  Explain the elements of a mortgage (e.g., down payment, escrow account, due date, late feeds and amortization table).  Explore the different types of lenders and housing loans.  Recognize other costs associated with homeownership, … Continue reading Buying a House

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Renting an Apartment – Costs and Benefits

Students learn about renting and apartment including the costs and benefits. Teaching Objectives: Discuss the reasons that people rent. Explain the elements of a standard lease agreement. Recognize other costs involved in leasing an apartment or house, such as deposits, late fees, and utilities. Evaluate the cost and benefits of renting. Standard 10: The student … Continue reading Renting an Apartment – Costs and Benefits

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