FINANCIAL LITERACY - The Money Trail - Part 6 - Spending, Make Wise Decisions - teaches students about being savvy shoppers, the trade-off and opportunity cost of selecting one product over another, beware of good vs. bad consumer incentives, steps to follow when making a decision to purchase an item that is needed or wanted, and additional considerations when spending money. Part #6 – Spending reinforces the need to have a budget that was presented in Part #5 – Budgeting to help prevent impulse buying and overspending. Activities with an answer key are included in this unit.
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Why should students be savvy shoppers? Why is it important for student shoppers to have a plan before they go shopping? Is it necessary for your students to understand that impulse buying is dangerous? Are you required to offer financial literacy to your secondary students, but don’t know where to begin?
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The Money Trail Series supports the National Standards for Financial Literacy in the following: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Saving Money, Using Credit, Investing, Protecting and Insuring.
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This activity fits nicely with the FINANCIAL LITERACY - "The Money Trail" series. It is a hands-on computerized (EXCEL spreadsheet) unit that reinforces what students learn when they finish or during the "The Money Trail" Parts. Access to computers is essential when teaching this unit. An option could be to use this activity as a final project. "
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