While many people have heard of Bitcoin, far fewer understand it. In short, Bitcoin is a digital currency that allows transactions independent of the banking system. Lately, many people are buying Bitcoin purely as a financial investment, hoping it will appreciate. So which is it—currency or financial asset? Read more about it in the March 2018 issue of Page One Economics.
Budgeting is the most basic and most important tool in anyone's financial toolbox. With this resource, students are given the hands-on opportunity to create budgets for fictional "Regan" during her sophomore year in nursing school, and, later, as a recent graduate with an apartment and a new car. Using either Microsoft® Excel or Google Docs, the students download our budgeting tool with space for their own budget, as well as the examples they created by establishing Regan's budget.
This activity from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has students practice budgeting by planning for a fun overnight trip to a city.
What types of things should be included in a budget?
How can budgeting help me manage my money?
Students review the various stages for starting and growing a business, and match them up to the same stages for growing a garden.
Spanish version is also available.
This resource is not openly licensed, but is available for free online viewing for educational purposes.
Cards, Cars and Currency is a curriculum unit that challenges students to become involved in three specific areas of personal finance: credit cards, debit cards and purchasing a car.
In this collection you will find all the resources shared originally at our Careers and Resumes workshop on March 10, 2021. This includes videos, resume templates, Kahoot! game, and websites. Topics include resumes, cover letters, job interviewing, job hunting, communication skills, and tips.