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Financial Basics Calculators

Every day, you have to make decisions on how to spend your money. Yet, less than 60% of American households…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Credit…
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Buying a Home Calculators

Buying a new home may be one of the most exciting events in your life, but it's a process to…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Investing
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Retirement Calculators

Almost half of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for their future. But it's never too late to start saving…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Investing
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College Calculators

There's no way around it: College is expensive. In recent years, 71% of graduates left college with student loan debt.…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Investing
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Family Finance Calculators

Families expect the unexpected. But by planning for predictable expenses, from diapers and bottles to college tuition, families can accurately…
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Investing
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Comparative Advantage Activity

This interactive activity illustrates the concept of comparative advantage in three hypothetical situations: first analyzing two workers in a pizza…
Key Concepts: Benefits of Trade, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Break-Even Analysis Activity

This interactive graphs the break-even point using the equation, Breakeven Quantity (BEQ) = Fixed Costs / (Total Revenue per Job…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services, Profit
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Taxes and Income

This interactive can be used to review progressive, regressive and proportional taxes. Refer to the Math in the Real World…
Key Concepts: Income Distribution
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The Case of the Gigantic $100,000 Bill

Fractional-reserve banking is a system in which banks are required to hold only a specified fraction of their deposits (reserve…
Key Concepts: Economic Institutions
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Exchange Rate Calculator

Exchange rate calculator which displays the amount of expenses in USD Today and USD Two Months Ago. Students can use…
Key Concepts: Foreign Exchange
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Car Shopper App for iPhone

This car is going to cost me how much money??? Use this app to see what it really costs to…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Production Possibilities Frontier

Learn how the math concept of slope can be used to model the opportunity cost of a production possibilities frontier.…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Income Distribution

Students create an income distribution for a fictitious country to learn about quintiles. The interactive calculates the median and mean…
Key Concepts: Distribution of Income, GDP, Income Distribution
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U.S. Gross Domestic Product

In this interactive students will categorize statements, deciding if they should be included in the U.S. GDP or not.
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy
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Costs and Benefits of Saving

Teach students the costs and benefits of saving money.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Money or Barter?

Teach students the characteristics of money and barter with this interactive tool. Students will be asked to categorize statements as…
Key Concepts: Money
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