A lesson for students on the pitfalls of compound interest and how it can quietly ensnare you in a cycle of mounting debts if not navigated wisely. Students learn about the dual nature of compound interest in this lesson. While it offers a path to exponential growth for investors through reinvested earnings, the same principle … Continue reading Compound Interest Trap of Credit Cards and Loans Lesson
Borrowing Money Lessons
Welcome to our page on borrowing money! We believe that understanding how to borrow money responsibly is a crucial skill in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of borrowing money, including the different types of loans, interest rates, and repayment plans. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or financial educator, our collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities will equip you with the tools you need to teach these critical skills and empower students to make informed decisions when it comes to borrowing money. From managing debt to building credit, our materials will help students become responsible borrowers and achieve their financial goals.
A lesson for students on the transformative power of compound interest. It provides a deep understanding of both simple and compound interest, illuminating the ways money can accrue over time. The lesson explains the core distinctions between the two interest types, emphasizing the superior potential of compound interest for optimizing returns. Through practical examples, the … Continue reading What is Compound Interest and How to Calculate Lesson
A lesson for students on on applying for their first credit card. Students learn about the steps and considerations necessary for obtaining a credit card. Discover the importance of discerning your needs and understanding why you want a credit card, be it for building credit, earning rewards, or having it for emergencies. The lesson covers … Continue reading How to Apply for a Credit Card Lesson
The lesson explains credit scores in an easy to understand way. Understanding your credit score is crucial for managing your finances, whether you’re just starting to build credit or have been doing so for a while. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic of credit score. Learn basic credit and related concepts of: Credit … Continue reading What is Credit Score? Beginner’s Guide to Credit
The lesson explains what credit is and how it works, including the types of credit available and how to obtain it. It also emphasizes the importance of using credit responsibly and paying bills on time to maintain good credit standing and secure better interest rates and terms. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic … Continue reading What is Credit? The Basics of Credit
The lesson explains the concept of the debt ceiling, or debt limit, and the national debt, their implications on the US government’s financial operations and the potential consequences of hitting the debt ceiling. It also discusses extraordinary measures and possible solutions to address the national debt, including raising the debt ceiling, cutting spending, increasing revenue … Continue reading Understanding the Debt Ceiling (Debt Limit) and the National Debt of the United States
Learn the basics of how to prepare yourself for a recession, economic loss, or potential job loss. Learn important steps and tips to help prepare and protect yourself for a decline in the economy, a layoff, job loss, unemployment, or other related event. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the financial … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Recession
Learn the basics of simple interest, and how it is calculated using the simple interest formula. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the financial terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Interest Saving Money Principal PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the GET LESSON button near the bottom of … Continue reading What is Simple Interest? How to Calculate
Learn the basics of interest, how you earn interest, and compound interest. An introduction to interest rates. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Interest Interest Rates Saving Bank Loans PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the GET LESSON button near the … Continue reading What is Interest? Introduction to Interest Rates.
Learn the basics of a mortgage loan for buying a home, types of mortgage lenders, and types of mortgages. An introduction to mortgages. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Mortgages Purchasing a Home Home Loans Interest Rates Budgeting and Monthly Expenses PROCEDURE … Continue reading What is a Mortgage?