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Students are introduced to the roles of entrepreneur and investor in the context of starting a business through the book, Isabel’s Car Wash. After discussing the story, students are divided into entrepreneur and investor groups for a business start-up.
Opportunity occupations, or jobs that don't require a four-year degree yet typically pay above the national annual median wage, are important to the economy and many are anticipated to have solid growth. Use this infographic to explore these careers!
The pros and cons of prepaid cards are explored to prepare kids to handle plastic in the world of credit cards.
Help kids practice conscious spending and understand how money is a scarce commodity using these money smart tips.
Students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, bunnies that go shopping and make spending decisions. They learn about short-term and long-term savings goals. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goal.
This article suggests the idea of creating a financial vision board to help kids achieve short and long-term savings goals. The related activity guides them in constructing and personalizing their board.
This article offers suggestions on ways to help kids make better purchasing decisions to avoid buyer's remorse.
This article introduces microloans as a way to invest in entrepreneurs from Third-World countries. Examples of nonprofit organizations that facilitate the microloan process are given, as well as steps to begin investing in their business start-ups.
This article introduces teens to prepaid cards and discusses ways to compare card features and fees. An activity to evaluate card options is included.
Review the meanings of some of the personal finance and economic concepts contained in this article.