Banking with financial institutions
Length: 15 minutes
Teach students about different types of financial institutions and basic money managing strategies using checking and savings accounts.
How to choose the best bank for your personal finances
Length: 2 minutes
This article helps students understand different factors and options to consider when deciding on a financial institution.
Banks and credit unions
Length: 90-120 minutes (up to 2 class periods)
Students learn about banks and credit unions and evaluate a local bank and credit union to determine which one would be better suited to their needs.
Services beyond checking and savings
Length: 3 minutes
This video reviews services offered by financial institutions (beyond checking and savings) to help people manage, protect and grow their money.
Overview and concept of insurance
Length: 10 minutes
Students will learn about the concept of insurance and play a Kahoot! game. Note: students will need a Kahoot login to access the interactive quiz.
How insurance markets pool risk
Length: 60 minutes
Using group and individual activities, students will be able to explain how insurance markets pool the risk associated with individual drivers.
Assessing your insurance needs
Length: 45 minutes
Students will learn about basic insurance terms, why insurance is needed, how insurance safeguards their financial future, and more.
Everything you need to know about insurance
Length: 7 minutes
This article explains how insurance minimizes financial liability in the case of a catastrophe and provides peace of mind.
Long-term care insurance
Length: 10 minutes
In this article, students will learn about long-term care insurance, the costs involved, what to consider before purchasing, and more.
Understanding health insurance
Length: 35 minutes
This course helps students understand how health insurance works, the basic components of a healthcare plan, why they need health insurance, and more.
Be an ad detective.
Length: 60 minutes (about 1 class period)
Students search for new places where advertisers promote their products. They also investigate tools used by advertisers to develop brand awareness.Get resources and class activities
- How social media sites make money
This article shares how social media sites make money off consumers, describes the concept of data mining, and reviews how students can protect their privacy.
- Stop emotional spending
Although some students might describe it as “retail therapy,” it’s more commonly known as emotional spending. This article shares eight ways to help curb these habits.
- How to avoid impulse spending in college
This article encourages students to be thoughtful with their spending and shares tips such as creating a budget, stopping online browsing and leaving credit cards at home.
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