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Inflation numbers are important economic indicators. But thinking beyond the numbers reveals a deeper reality. Some businesses respond to inflation with shrinkflation and skimpflation. Learn about these practices and their effect on consumers.
Most of us use credit cards, and many of us have credit card debt. Economists and personal finance gurus disagree on the best strategies for paying off that debt across multiple credit cards.
In this lesson, students act as buyers with a fixed amount to spend on beverages. They identify a favorite beverage from a list of beverages offered for the same price. They then react to changes in the price of that favorite beverage.
Help kids practice conscious spending and understand how money is a scarce commodity using these money smart tips.
In this lesson, scouts will start their visit with a lesson centered on their Savvy Shopping and Money Manager journeys. Here they will learn what financial literacy skills it takes to budget and plan for a big trip to the zoo!
This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how the Treasury Offset Program recovers taxpayer money from people who have received government benefits in error or by fraud and also recovers delinquent child support.
In this lesson, students are introduced to budgeting. They see how quickly their income can disappear without proper planning and thought. The students participate and discuss what happens in a reader’s theater. They are introduced to a spending tracker
Buying a home is a major financial decision, and for young people in particular the entire process can seem overwhelming.
Choosing a savings account is an important financial decision that can help people achieve their financial goals. Banks offer customers a variety of options when it comes to savings accounts.
Many of even the most prepared young people could not have anticipated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about some of the pandemic’s economic impacts on young people and their families and some information and tips for financial planning in the February 2021 Page One Economics®: Focus on Finance.