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Treasury Offset Program to the Rescue (Page One Economics Focus on Finance)
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.
Income Tax: Facts and Filings (Page One Economics Focus on Finance)
Federal individual income tax must be paid to the U.S. government, but the amounts paid vary widely. This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance addresses basic facts about the tax—its history, purpose, and current structure.
Credit Bureaus: The Record Keepers (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)
The December 2017 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance addresses the growth of credit bureaus and how the credit reports they maintain affect both creditors and borrowers.
Podcast Fiscal Policy
How does the economy get back on track when it’s off course? In this episode of The Economic Lowdown podcast series, you’ll learn about how the government uses fiscal policy to influence the economy.
Teaching Tips 2.0: Opportunity Occupations Teacher Resources
Help students think critically about "opportunity occupations" in their area and their own future career goals.
Laying the Foundation for Responsible Credit Use Infographic
Use this infographic to help reinforce and explain concepts to your students related to considering the advantages and costs associated with credit.
The Story of the Federal Reserve System
Read about the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities as the citizens on Planet Novus work to develop their own central bank.
Once Upon a Dime
Learn the story of the growing economy on Planet Novus and focus on the concepts of barter, currency, and banking.
Economist Spotlight: Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander
Learn about the life and work of Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander and how to think like an economist. Explore Dr. Alexander’s research on Black families during the Great Migration, practice asking BIG QUESTIONS and find the answers!
Planet Money Podcasts for Econ Lowdown
PR’s Planet Money is a podcast about the economy for people who think they aren’t interested in economics. Over 10 years and more than 1,000 episodes, the podcast has drawn millions of regular listeners through humor, storytelling and an accessible style.