Watch this video from our Personal Finance 101 Conversations series to examine the costs and benefits of various post-secondary education options including community colleges, technical colleges and universities, and more recently, for-profit colleges.
Get Into Stocks is the third video in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis series, No-Frills Money Skills. Through the story of a local ice-cream cart owner trying to expand her business, students learn about the process by which companies become publicly owned and traded by issuing stock. Students learn key terms, such as capital gains and dividends, and discover how the prices of stocks are affected by how successful a company is in its respective industry.
This video is only one and half minutes long but discusses the importance of a central banking system separate, but answerable to the US Federal government. It is part of a series (Part 5) on The Gold Standard and will help to ensure standard EPF. 6 is met.
This video from the Explore Economics series helps kids understand that people buy and use both goods and services. Kids learn that goods are objects that satisfy people’s wants and services are things people do for us that satisfy our wants. Kids are encouraged to draw a picture of a good or service that starts with the first letter of their first or last name and to write a sentence that describes the good or service they drew. They learn a song about goods and services.
In this video (8 minutes long) students will learn about the factors that make up the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and what impact and significance the GDP has on our economy and economies around the world. This video will aid in the mastery of EPF. 5(a).
In this first episode of the No-Frills Money Skills video series, economic education specialist Kris Bertelsen explains compound interest, or "Growing Money."
“How Daniel Got What He Wanted” is the fifth video in the Explore Economics animated series. It will help students understand that people have to save to get the things they want. Daniel wants a new bike helmet and must earn income and save to reach his goal.
In this 5 minute video, students will examine what inflation is and how it can affect consumers and producers. This video will aid in mastery of standard EPF. 5 (b)
Insurance: Protecting Yourself from Damage is the sixth video in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis series, "No-Frills Money Skills." This episode begins with examples of activities with varying amounts of risk and introduces insurance, explaining how it is used to transfer or reduce risk. With a story about a homeowner, students learn several key insurance related concepts and terms. The content for these videos was reviewed by members of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation.
This is a 5 minute video that covers the labor market and what factors contribute to the laws of supply and demand to determine the amount of labor employed and wages. This video will meet standard EPF.4 with a review of EPF. 2(a) and (F) and EPF. 3(a)
This short video describes the use of the interest rate on bank reserves as a tool of monetary policy.
In the fifth episode of the No-Frills Money Skills Video Series, "Mutual Benefit," students learn what investment companies are and how mutual funds work. The video shows the difference between savings and investing and the importance of understanding risk versus reward.
In segment 1 of this 3 part series, student will learn about the production possibilities frontier (PPF), scarcity and opportunity cost. This video is 5 minutes long and will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 1(a).
In segment 2 of the 3 part series on the Production Possibilities Frontier, this 5 minute video provides information on the factors of production, scarcity, opportunity cost and productivity. It will aid in mastery of standard EPF. 1 (a) and (d).
“The Perfect Breakfast” is the fourth video in the Explore Economics animated series. It helps students understand why people in different regions, states, and nations trade. The video tells the story of a child in Canada who wants orange juice for breakfast and a child in Florida who wants syrup for breakfast.
This 3 minute video examines why a return to the Gold Standard is not a viable idea today. This video is a part of a series (Part 3) on the Gold Standard and Fiat Money Standard. In it, the FED examines the pros and cons to a return to the Gold Standard and the impact on consumer purchasing power. This video aligns with EPF. 6
This short video shows the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail sales and employment levels.
In this video from the Explore Economics series, kids learn about income, spending, saving, and savings goals. They are encouraged to save for the future. They draw a picture of a savings goals and are encouraged to post the picture near their piggy banks. They learn a song about saving and spending.
Growing up means making big decisions, and decisions about college are among the most important. The second episode of the Continuing Feducation Video Series, Saving for College, follows high school student Martina as she learns about the basics: investing in human capital, factors to consider when choosing a college, and ways to fund higher education.