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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HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS

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    In the Market for a New Car?

    There are three major purchases that you will make in your lifetime, and one happens to be buying a car. Buying a car can be a challenging and daunting task if you haven't done your d...

    Grades: 9-12

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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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    Would You Demand It?

    How many students would demand a cell phone that costs $3,995? That was the price of the first cell phone available to the public, the DynaTAC8000X, in 1983. By 2011, the average price o...

    Grades: 9-12

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MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSONS