How to Make a Budget – 5 Steps

Learn the basics of how to create a personal budget, including 5 simple steps. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Income Spending Saving Budgeting PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the GET LESSON button near the bottom of the page). Show … Continue reading How to Make a Budget – 5 Steps

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Getting Ready for Taxes: Documents you Need

The first step towards filing your tax return is to gather all the documents that you will need.  Here, students learn what documents, paperwork, and receipts are needed to file your income tax return.  It is a checklist of documents for completing IRS form 1040 Income tax.  Learn to prepare and organize your tax documents, … Continue reading Getting Ready for Taxes: Documents you Need

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Financial Management Skills Assessment

LESSON DESCRIPTION Students assess their own financial management skills by taking the money management self-assessment.  This assessment will help students identify their current knowledge or money management as well as areas that need instruction regarding money and finances. Money management is how you manage all aspects of your finances. This includes setting goals for the … Continue reading Financial Management Skills Assessment

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Introduction to Earning Money

An introduction to earning money. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn why they should earn money. Students will learn how to earn money. Students will understand what they can do with the money they earn.   Suggested Grade Level 4th – 6th Grade. Fourth Grade.  Fifth Grade.  Sixth Grade. Special education. Teens Teenagers Kids.   Earning … Continue reading Introduction to Earning Money

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Invest in Yourself

Students are divided into four groups to produce name tents. Each group produces name tents in a different way to highlight different levels of human capital. Students identify ways in which people invest in their human capital. Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to analyze unemployment, educational attainment, and median weekly … Continue reading Invest in Yourself

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Making Money – Financial Aspects of Employment

This lesson introduces students with making money and the various topics related to career planning and the financial aspects of employment. Teaching Objectives: Know the phases of the career-planning process Identify and apply for employment Understand the interview process Understand some of the hidden costs of a job Understand some of the benefits companies often … Continue reading Making Money – Financial Aspects of Employment

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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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Managing Your Income

The student will learn about managing their income. Teaching Objectives Identify the components of a budget. Evaluate the relationship between budgets and goals. Standard 1.1  The student will describe the importance of earning an income and explain how to manage personal income using a budget. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 12th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Most … Continue reading Managing Your Income

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