Banking with financial institutions
Length: 15 minutes
In this personalized course, students will learn about different types of financial institutions and basic money managing strategies using checking and savings accounts. Students will also learn how to choose a financial institution and prevent common banking mishaps.
How to choose the best bank for your personal finances
Length: 2 minutes
This article helps students understand different factors and options to consider—such as fees, minimum balance requirements and customer service—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, identifying similarities and differences between the two types of financial institutions. They also 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
In addition to checking and savings accounts, financial institutions offer a range of more specialized services to help people manage, protect and grow their money. This video reviews some of these services such as retirement and investment accounts, loans and lines of credit, and insurance.
Overview and concept of insurance
Length: 10 minutes
In this personal finance video, students will learn about the concept of insurance and play a Kahoot! game. Students will learn how insurance involves paying a premium at regular intervals, with the understanding that if negative events occur, the insurance company will pay certain costs. Note: students will need a Kahoot login to access the interactive quiz.
How insurance markets pool risk
Length: 60 minutes
Students will be able to explain how insurance markets pool the risk associated with individual drivers. Using group and individual activities, extensions and an assessment, students will participate in insurance pools to learn how car insurance markets deal with risks.
Assessing your insurance needs
Length: 45 minutes
In this comprehensive course about insurance, students will learn about basic insurance terms, why insurance is needed, how insurance safeguards their financial future, the cost of being uninsured, and more. This course includes interactive exercises, on-demand videos, and quizzes with immediate feedback.
Everything you need to know about insurance
Length: 7 minutes
In this article, students will learn how insurance minimizes financial liability in the case of a catastrophe and provides peace of mind. The article also covers assessing individual needs in order to determine what types of insurance should be purchased.
Long-term care insurance
Length: 10 minutes
Long-term care is any kind of medical care that requires an extended period of constant care. In this article, students will learn about long-term care insurance, the costs involved, what to consider before purchasing, features of long-term care insurance, and more.
Understanding health insurance
Length: 35 minutes
This course describes the variety of different health insurance options available. Students will learn how health insurance works, the basic components of a healthcare plan, why they need health insurance, the different types of providers, using an HSA as a savings tool, and more. This course includes interactive exercises, on-demand videos, and quizzes with immediate feedback.
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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