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Economics: Budgets Discuss this eTheme.

These resources are about budgets and personal financial planning. Here you can find information about the importance of budgeting, separating needs from wants, calculators, and worksheets. There are lessons and activities to give students the opportunity to practice budget decision making, and money management tips for college bound students. Included is an eThemes resource on personal finance for younger students.

Grades

  • 11,
  • 12

Links

This online article explores the personal finance learning curve experienced by most teenagers. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forums, etc.).
This site has lots of information about budgeting. Read the articles for an introduction to the concepts and steps involved in building a budget. There are tools to help you plan your budget including worksheets, quizzes, and a budget calculator.
This lesson plan introduces students to the role of banks and lending and teaches about creditworthiness. Includes a lesson overview, learning objectives, standards, and lesson procedures for teachers with graphic organizers.
This lesson focuses on personal finance issues related to career, home buying, and budgeting. Includes a lesson overview, learning objectives, standards, and lesson procedures for teachers with graphic organizers.
This lesson focuses on personal finance and budgeting. Includes a lesson overview, learning objectives, standards, and lesson procedures for teachers with graphic organizers.
This 115-page PDF provides a teen version of the guide on banking; includes sections on personal finance, budgeting, savings and checking, credit, and smart investing.
This site provides links to printable resources for teaching student about budgeting; includes budgeting games, budgeting basics, budget busters, cheap date ideas, consequences of not following a budget, the envelope system, group juggle activity, my own budget, and a spending plan.
This site provides links to 9 lessons designed to teach students about personal financing; topics include: financial responsibility and decision making, financial recordkeeping, saving, good and bad debt, finding a career, your income, paying for education, making and living within a budget, and investing.
This site provides links to resources on personal finance; includes links to free educational resources, a high school financial planning program, credit card finance information, and a game about budgeting.
This unit was designed to teach high school students about personal finance; includes information about investing in human capital and earnings, the difference between gross pay and net pay, basic banking, positive and negative spending behaviors, calculating compound interest, credit rights and responsibilities, pay day loans, and elements of a contract. Includes lesson and whiteboard resources. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forums, etc.).
This site provides links to resources for teaching financial literacy to all ages of students. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forums, etc.).
This site provides resources for teaching about budgeting; lesson and worksheet topics include: starting a budget, how to budget, fixed and variable expenses, budgeting with children, needs or wants, estimating your groceries, comparison shopping, budget word problems, creating a budget, college budget, buying a car, renting an apartment, buying a home, credit cards, vacation and travel, and spending money. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has tools to help you keep track of your money. Learn how to keep a money diary to track expenses, how to keep track of your checking account, and how to live on a budget with these interactive pages.
Here is a printable worksheet to help you get started planning your budget. NOTE: This site contains a banner ad.
This calculator is designed for students and will quickly calculate total income minus total expenses.
Here are budget tips for students or others living on very little income. Includes a sample budget and budget planner that you can print out.
This lesson plan describes a family scenario and asks students to create a monthly budget plan for this fictional family. Students can then share their results with the class. NOTE: This page contains a banner ad.
These web sites help children understand the value of money, learn about banking, credit cards, and budgeting. Kids learn how to earn and save money, choose a credit card, use checking and savings accounts, and balance personal budgets. Includes worksheets, quizzes, games, online interest inventory, and budget calculators. There are links to eThemes Resources on basic concepts of economics, owning an ice cream shop, and taxes.

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