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.

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    What are Income and Expenses? A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Money Management Lesson

    Students learn the essentials of managing finances, from understanding income sources to controlling expenses. They discover simple strategies for saving, avoiding debt, and planning for future financial goals. Explore the basics of managing finances with a focus on income, expenses, budgeting, and setting financial goals. Understand different ways to earn money, including passive income from … Continue reading What are Income and Expenses? A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Money Management Lesson


    Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: Which is Right for You? A Simple Guide for Beginners Lesson

    This lesson teaches students to dive into the differences and functionalities of credit and debit cards to enhance their financial understanding. It highlights how debit cards help manage spending by using existing funds and preventing debt, while credit cards offer opportunities to build credit and earn rewards, provided they are managed well to avoid hefty … Continue reading Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: Which is Right for You? A Simple Guide for Beginners Lesson


    What is Shrinkflation? Why Products Get Smaller But Prices Don’t Lesson

    Students learn about shrinkflation and its impact on personal finance with guidance from the Cookie Monster. This lesson provides an easy-to-understand guide on how shrinkflation affects everyday products like cookies, paper towels, and cereal, offering strategies for maintaining your budget without sacrificing your favorite snacks. Understand the phenomenon of getting less for the same price, … Continue reading What is Shrinkflation? Why Products Get Smaller But Prices Don’t Lesson


    What is SNAP? Eligibility and Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Lesson

    Students learn a lesson about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), often referred to as food stamps, and its critical role in supporting Americans’ health and financial well-being. This lesson covers the essentials of SNAP, including eligibility requirements, benefits, and the application process. It emphasizes how SNAP helps a diverse group of recipients—from students to … Continue reading What is SNAP? Eligibility and Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Lesson


    Dynamic Pricing: Why Your Wendy’s Meal Might Cost More or Less Lesson

    Students learn a lesson on the shift towards dynamic pricing in the fast food industry, with a focus on Wendy’s innovative strategy. This lesson explains how Wendy’s uses demand-based pricing, similar to airlines and ride-sharing apps, to adjust meal costs. It highlights the reasons for this shift, such as enhancing customer service and efficiency, and … Continue reading Dynamic Pricing: Why Your Wendy’s Meal Might Cost More or Less Lesson


    Loud Budgeting: New Saving Money Trend Lesson

    Students learn a lesson about the importance of financial transparency and responsibility through “Loud Budgeting,” a social media trend popularized on TikTok. This approach to personal finance focuses on openly communicating financial limitations, such as declining social outings to stay within budget. It’s a lifestyle shift that emphasizes vocal financial responsibility, encouraging individuals to balance … Continue reading Loud Budgeting: New Saving Money Trend Lesson




    What is Money Management Lesson

    A lesson for students on the essentials of money management, from budgeting and saving to investing and debt handling, in this beginner’s guide. Discover the steps to make informed spending decisions, build good credit, and develop a strategic financial plan for long-term success. The lesson focuses on empowering individuals with essential financial skills for a … Continue reading What is Money Management Lesson