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

MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS

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    Establishing Credit

    Using two Better Money Habits videos, this lesson increases student understanding of the importance of building and maintaining good credit.

    Grades: 6-8

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    Debit Cards vs Credit Cards

    Using a Better Money Habits video, this lesson introduces students to the advantages and disadvantages of using debit cards and credit cards.

    Grades: 6-8

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    Setting Goals

    This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to reinforce student understanding of setting short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals.

    Grades: 6-8

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSONS

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    Bunny Money

    In this lesson, students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, two bunnies that go shopping and make many spending decisions. Students are introduced to short-term and long-term savings ...

    Grades: K-2

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    Uncle Jed's Barbershop

    Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African American barber who, despite significant setbacks, saves enough money to buy his own barbershop. From the story, st...

    Grades: 3-5

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    A Chair for My Mother

    In the story, A Chair for My Mother, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. In this lesson, students will learn t...

    Grades: K-2, 3-5

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