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.
Practical Money Skills: Budgeting
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 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.
Basic Budget Worksheet
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.
Budget Tips for Students
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.
Family Budget Lesson Plan
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.
Scholastic: Money in Motion
This site features lesson plans and teacher resources on economics topics including credit, checks, and taxes. Students can click on the "Student Finance Guide" for a printable four-page PDF file. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
eThemes Resource: Personal Finance and Budgeting
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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