For most people, money is a huge motivator. It drives decisions from the grocery store, to real estate, to career choice, and even beyond. In today’s economy, students must be informed and know how to make wise decisions concerning their money. This class will give students guided opportunities to explore how advertising affects consumerism, their rights and responsibilities as consumers, budgeting basics, as well as banking and savings options, and credit options and responsibilities. If we are brave enough, we may even delve into the purchase and use of various types of investments and insurance!
Click on the Checking Account Practice button to complete the activities. Read the text, and make sure to click on the green links to practice. You should practice both writing a check and tracking your account balance. When you are finished, jot down the account balance you ended with. Then, spend a few minutes looking around the website for another useful tool. Write a short paragraph that describes what you found, and why you thought it was worth sharing. Plan to turn in your balance and thoughts as an exit ticket today.