FINANCIAL LITERACY - The Money Trail - Part 11 - Understand Your Paycheck, “My Paycheck Just Can’t Be Right!” - 3rd Edition, 2016, introduces students to the reality that gross pay is not the amount that is reflected in their pay check. They learn that there are mandatory and voluntary deductions from their gross pay prior to receiving their paycheck. Discussed in this unit are the common benefits that employers offer their employees along with incentive plans and optional benefits. Students will learn to calculate job value, interpret and understand the information given on a paycheck stub, and see the unique perks offered to employees in the tech industry. Included is a study guide and activity sheet with answer keys for both.
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FINANCIAL LITERACY: The Money Trail Series
is just what you are looking for! In each part of the series, students will develop a working knowledge of the financial decisions that they need to make now and in the future. The Financial Literacy Parts are reinforcement activities using current research stats that parallel the standards. They are not intended as stand-alone units rather they are interactive activities between the teacher and students.
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.
Why doesn’t an employer pay all earnings in an employee’s paycheck? What is a mandatory vs. a voluntary deduction? Do self-employed individuals pay the same taxes that an employee for a company pays? Do you need to bring financial literacy to your students?
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FINANCIAL LITERACY - FLIP OF THE DIE "`14-Day Budgeting Simulation."
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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