What is Social Security? Tax Contributions and Benefits

This lesson teaches students about the basics of Social Security and its role in their future financial planning. It provides a comprehensive overview of how Social Security works, including the impact of payroll tax contributions on future benefits. Students will discover the importance of incorporating Social Security into their retirement strategies and learn how early … Continue reading What is Social Security? Tax Contributions and Benefits

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How to Fill out Form 1040 for 2023 Taxes Lesson

In this comprehensive lesson, students will be equipped with the necessary skills to accurately complete the 2023 IRS Form 1040 for the upcoming 2024 tax season, ensuring they are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of individual tax filing. The lesson is designed to demystify the tax filing process and clarify the various sections of the … Continue reading How to Fill out Form 1040 for 2023 Taxes Lesson

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Unexpected Inflation: Navigating Higher Prices on a Budget Lesson

This lesson teaches students how inflation and interest rates impact your daily life and budget, based on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. It covers the effects of inflation on various aspects of daily budgeting, from grocery shopping to managing household expenses. The lesson also explores practical strategies for stretching your dollar further amid … Continue reading Unexpected Inflation: Navigating Higher Prices on a Budget Lesson

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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

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Free Tax Filing | IRS Free File Lesson

This lesson teaches how to file taxes for free in 2024 using the IRS Free File program. It is an informative guide on the program, designed to aid individuals, particularly those with an adjusted gross income of less than $79,000 annually, in navigating the complexities of tax filing. The lesson covers the essentials of utilizing … Continue reading Free Tax Filing | IRS Free File Lesson

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Sports Illustrated Staff Layoff Lesson

Students learn about the Sports Illustrated layoffs and the broader implications for the media and journalism industries. The lesson covers the causes and consequences of these job cuts, including the role of The Arena Group and Authentic Brands Group in SI’s financial struggles. Students delve into the effects of layoffs in print media and sports … Continue reading Sports Illustrated Staff Layoff Lesson

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Child Tax Credit Changes Lesson

This lesson is designed for students to learn about the potential changes to the Child Tax Credit in 2024 and how it could result in larger tax refunds for parents, especially benefiting lower-income families. This overview highlights the role of the Child Tax Credit as a significant financial support for families, focusing on the expected … Continue reading Child Tax Credit Changes Lesson

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What is Cryptocurrency? Understanding the Basics Lesson

This lesson is designed for students to learn about the essentials of cryptocurrency, from its definition as digital money to the complex workings of blockchain technology and cryptography. It explores the acquisition, value, benefits, and risks of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Students learn about the foundational aspects and complexities of cryptocurrencies in this comprehensive lesson. … Continue reading What is Cryptocurrency? Understanding the Basics Lesson

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What is an ETF? Understanding the Basics Lesson

This lesson is designed for students to learn about Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), focusing on their composition of diverse assets and the flexibility they offer in trading. We will explore how ETFs provide cost-effective investment opportunities, how they can be adapted to fit various investment strategies, and their role in managing market risks. Students learn about … Continue reading What is an ETF? Understanding the Basics Lesson

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What is a Mutual Fund? Understanding the Basics Lesson

A lesson for students on about the fundamentals of mutual funds, including diversification, fund management, types of funds, fees, and investing strategies. This guide is ideal for beginners seeking to understand and grow their wealth through mutual funds. Students learn about mutual funds as being collective investments in a variety of securities, underscoring the advantage … Continue reading What is a Mutual Fund? Understanding the Basics Lesson

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