Personal Finance

INTERACTIVE TOOLS

  • Human Capital

    Human Capital

    This 3-minute video explains the concept of human capital and how it affects earning income. This video, along with 50 similar videos, is also available on the Virtual Economics® CD-ROM.

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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  • Compound Interest Calculator

    Compound Interest Calculator

    The Compound Interest Calculator visually shows the dramatic effect that compounding can have on investments. Adjust the monthly savings, interest rate, and starting age to see how money ...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS

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    "MOBILE PHONES MATTER"

    Most high school students are comfortable using mobile phones. Many high school students use smartphones, such as iPhones, which are becoming part of our culture. It is also becoming more...

    Grades: 9-12

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    The 411 on College Education

    One of the most important financial decisions people make is whether to go to college. The price tag of a college education is rising, but so are the benefits. In this lesson, students wi...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Pop Goes the Housing Bubble

    In this lesson, students will learn about a speculative bubble within the context of the U.S. real estate market.

    Grades: 9-12

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MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS

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    Calculating Simple Interest

    How do banks calculate the amount of interest paid on a loan? In this lesson, students will view a Livescribe Pencast to learn how to find the dollar amount in interest that is due at ma...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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    How Global is Your Portfolio?

    This engaging lesson challenges students to connect economics and geography as they investigate global companies in the stock market.

    Grades: 3-5, 6-8

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  • Graduates College Costs Benefits

    You're Going to College

    The students will explore the costs and the benefits of going to college. They participate in a three-part game designed to help them understand the decisions associated with attending co...

    Grades: 6-8

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSONS