Budgeting Lessons

Welcome to our page on budgeting. We believe that budgeting is an essential skill in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of budgeting, including creating a budget, tracking expenses, and setting financial goals. 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 take control of their finances. From managing everyday expenses to saving for big purchases, our materials will help students develop healthy financial habits and achieve financial success.

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    How to Balance Short-Term vs. Long-Term Financial Goals Lesson

    A lesson for students on how to balance and prioritize between short-term and long-term financial goals, laying a foundation for a stable and independent financial future. Students learn about setting and prioritizing financial goals through a video lesson. In this video, viewers will delve into the significance of balancing short-term and long-term financial goals to … Continue reading How to Balance Short-Term vs. Long-Term Financial Goals Lesson

    Budgeting – an introduction

    Title: Budgeting Grade Level: 9th Grade Lesson Objective: Students will be able to understand the concept of budgeting and basic budgeting skills. Teaching Strategies and Materials: – PowerPoint presentation – Whiteboard and markers – Handouts – Computer or laptop – Online budgeting tools Assessment Strategies: – Quizzes – Classroom participation – Reflection writing Accommodations for … Continue reading Budgeting – an introduction

    Budgeting Your Money

    Title: Budgeting Your Money Grade Level: 3rd Grade Objective: Students will learn to budget their money by identifying their wants and needs, setting goals, and creating a budget plan. Teaching Strategies and Materials: 1. Use videos and interactive activities to introduce the concept of budgeting. 2. Demonstrate how to create a budget plan in a … Continue reading Budgeting Your Money

    How to Set Financial Goals Lesson

    A lesson for students on how to build wealth and navigate your financial future by setting solid and achievable goals with our step-by-step guide. Covers everything from prioritizing objectives and creating SMART goals to budgeting and progress tracking. Students learn about shaping their financial futures in this insightful lesson, which underscores the importance of understanding … Continue reading How to Set Financial Goals Lesson

    Using the MI Chat to Learn about Budgeting for School Supplies Lesson

    In this lesson, students grasp the importance and techniques of budgeting for school supplies using a video and the “MI chat” chatbot, which fosters deep understanding through critical inquiry and probing questions. Through discussions, interactive sessions, and hands-on budgeting activities, students are equipped to integrate budgeting principles into their daily lives and are assessed via … Continue reading Using the MI Chat to Learn about Budgeting for School Supplies Lesson

    Budgeting for School Supplies Lesson

    A lesson for students on budgeting for school supplies, focusing on understanding financial priorities, tracking expenses, and implementing cost-saving strategies. Students learn the essential steps to budgeting with a focus on school supplies. They begin by identifying their financial starting point, recognizing income sources such as allowances, savings, and part-time jobs. From there, they delve … Continue reading Budgeting for School Supplies Lesson

    Saving Money When You are Broke Lesson

    In this lesson, students will learn eight important steps for saving money. They will learn how to save money by assessing their financial situation, creating a budget, cutting expenses, prioritizing paying off high-interest debt, building an emergency fund, looking for additional income sources, automating their savings, and staying committed and accountable to their goals. CONCEPTS … Continue reading Saving Money When You are Broke Lesson