FINANCIAL LITERACY - The Money Trail - Part 9 - Financial Planning Tips for Teens - this part concludes the parts of The Money Trail on saving and investing. Financial Planning, “Tips & Tools for Teens” ties together previous parts learned on checking, saving, investing, spending, and budgeting. In this part, students will examine basic financial planning tips for teens that they should start to do now – open a checking and savings account, pay yourself first, establish an emergency fund, budget now, understand the value of money, avoid credit cards, know your credit score, pay taxes, and beware of identity theft. Examples of financial statements and worksheets are included, and activities with an answer key are included in this unit.
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Many adults say, “If I could go back in time, I would do certain things differently. I would have saved more and spent less. I wish I had listened to financial advice and acted on it!” Should your students learn basic steps for financial planning now? Or should they wait until it’s important such as after college or when they are married? What does a financial planner do? Do you need to bring financial literacy to your students?
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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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