What Interest Rate Increases Mean for You

What to expect as the Federal Reserve (the central bank of the United States) increases interest rates. How it impacts your budget, and your money. Understand why the Federal Reserve is increasing rates, so we all will see our borrowing costs potentially rise. Here are some ways that rate hikes could affect you, your money, … Continue reading What Interest Rate Increases Mean for You

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Types of Money | Commodity, Representative, Fiat, and Bank Money

What is money? Economists differentiate among several different types.  Learn about the four main types of money including commodity money, representative money, fiat money, and bank money. Also learn why intrinsic value is important for understanding the types of money. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the basic economic concepts of … Continue reading Types of Money | Commodity, Representative, Fiat, and Bank Money

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Main Functions of Money

Learn what is money and what are its four main functions. Money serves all these functions: it is a medium for exchange, store of value, unit of account, and standard for deferred payments. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the basic economic concepts of Money Barter Inflation PROCEDURE Hand out the … Continue reading Main Functions of Money

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What is causing Inflation? When will it end?

Why are prices going up for food, gas, and housing? Why are prices rising and who is it hurting? Why is everything so expensive? What is causing inflation, and when will inflation end? CONCEPTS Use this video on the topic to discuss the financial economic concepts of Inflation Supply and Demand Consumer Price Index Federal … Continue reading What is causing Inflation? When will it end?

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Introduction: Economic Reasoning

Provides an overview to the economic way of thinking, which is the underlying theme in the Personal Financial Literacy standards. Teaching Objectives: Identify the steps in economic reasoning. Define the terms associated with economic reasoning. Demonstrate the ability to apply economic reasoning. Demonstrate the ability to use the PACED Decision-Making Model. Suggested Grade Level 6th … Continue reading Introduction: Economic Reasoning

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