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
Spending Money Lessons
Welcome to our page on spending money! We believe that understanding how to manage spending is a crucial skill in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of spending, including creating a budget, tracking expenses, and avoiding impulsive buying. 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 become responsible consumers. From managing everyday expenses to saving for big purchases, our materials will help students develop healthy financial habits and make informed decisions about their spending.
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
A lesson about about student loans, distinguishing between federal and private options, and understanding repayment strategies. Students gain knowledge on making informed decisions for education financing and avoiding potential pitfalls. Understand the fundamentals of student loans, both federal and private. Discover the differences between fixed and variable interest rates, as well as the ins and … Continue reading Student Loans 101 Basics Lesson
A lesson on banking basics and the essentials of debit cards including how they function, their benefits and drawbacks, and tips for wise usage. Students learn how to manage their debit card use responsibly. This lesson covers what a debit card is, how it functions, and how it’s linked directly to your bank account for … Continue reading What is a Debit Card Lesson
A lesson about what is a side hustle. Students learn about extra income opportunities and how to leverage their skills, passions, and market gaps to generate supplemental income, pay off debts faster, and help secure their financial future. This lesson covers the different types of side hustles, and how they can provide a supplemental income … Continue reading What’s a Side Hustle and Extra Income Opportunities 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
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 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?
A dog goes shopping for dog food at Costco. A fun class or lesson starter for the YouTube and TikTok generation on the importance of spending money wisely. When shopping for groceries, we often spend more than necessary and buy more groceries than we can eat, and lose track of what we actually bought. A … Continue reading Mittens Shops at Costco | Spending and Budgeting