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Personal Finance: Investing

Learn about personal finance and investing. Learn how to adjust your spending habits, play interactive games designed to teach the importance of personal finance concepts such as simple and compound interest, forms of saving and investing, and understanding stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Practice solving compound interest problems. Understand the importance of planning ahead for your retirement. Includes eThemes resources on Personal Finance and Budgeting and Budgets.


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This interactive game consists of 15 missions and are designed to teach importance of several personal finance concepts. NOTE: Site requires free registration.
Engage your student with this interactive game, designed for students ages 14-18,to familiarize them with Personal Financial Management issues. Modules include instruction guides, activities, discussions, quizzes, written exercises, and written exercise answers.
Learn what your life expectancy is and how to start planning for this eventuality. The lesson plan provides an introduction to the lesson, resources, and learning activities.
How well are you planning for your future? Read some advice prepared by AARP and Chase Credit Card Services about personal finance and how to smartly plan for retirement.
Test your financial savvy using the JA Financial Assessment, JA Money Might, JA Count on It, or My Money Management interactive activities.
Watch this Flash movie produced by Nutshell Math and review how to solve for compound interest.
This page gives you an overview of the concept of compound interest, takes a look at the formula used to solve for compound interest, walks you through a sample problem, then provides some practice problems.
Help your students differentiate between simple and compound interest using this lesson from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. NOTE: This site leads to website with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Given your balance, the annual rate of return, how much you plan to contribute on a monthly basis over a set number of years, determine what your investment will be worth in one year, five years, twenty years. Find out when you will be a millionaire. NOTE: This site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Check the compound interest calculations you performed using this simple tool. NOTE: This site contains ads.
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. Grades 6, 7, 8
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

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