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To introduce the concept of saving money, have participants read and analyze various children’s books. Use jelly beans and the graph provided in the PowerPoint to create a visual of the time value of money. Conclude the lesson by playing bingo, rolling Jenga, or an online savings quest game.

Provider: 
Take Charge Today

In this HSFPP lessons, students explore the risks and rewards of investment options. Along the way they give examples of types of investment, describe the risk-to-reward principle, discuss how risk tolerance impacts investing decisions, and explain how diversification is used as an investment strategy. Student use what they learn to explore investing risks and set up their own personal rules for investing. (45-90 minutes)

Provider: 
NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program

Making wise consumer decisions is an important skill when managing personal and family finances. Today’s marketplace can be overwhelming with numerous options of products to purchase and a large variety of features and quality differences within those products. Comparison shopping includes careful consideration and evaluation of the product’s features, price and quality.

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

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Take Charge Today

Rebecca Bloomwood identifies how financial stress can impact one’s life while attempting to be a journalist at a magazine writing about positive financial practices she has yet to implement personally. While working at a financial magazine, Rebecca works to overcome her own struggle by having to decide between needs and wants in the context of her shopping obsession. Her decisions land her with a pile of credit card debt. 

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Take Charge Today

Students will analyze the information contained in a credit report, indicate the time that certain negative data can be retained, and describe how to dispute inaccurate entries. Students will examine possible consequences of excessive debt and list actions that a consumer could take to reduce or better manage excessive debt.

Provider: 
PwC’s 'Earn Your Future' Curriculum