Getting Teens Ready to Face Huge Financial Events

April 16, 2012

April is Financial Literacy Month and Channel One News wants to help you give teens the knowledge to make educated, financial decisions now, and throughout their lives. From preparing for prom or buying a car, to saving for college or getting risky credit card offers in the mail when they turn 18, young people need to be ready to handle the spending, saving, and yes…even debt… coming their way as the school year comes to an end.

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Tools for teachers. The Generation Money micro site, features discussion guides and straightforward, informative lesson plans for download, including:

1)      Lesson Plan: The Emergency Fund
2)      Lesson Plan: Debt Elimination
3)      Lesson Plan: The True Cost of Owning a Car
4)      Lesson Plan: Opportunity Costs
5)      Lesson Plan: Before You Choose a Credit Card
6)      Lesson Plan: Understanding Credit Scores
7)      Lesson Plan: Introduction to Earning Interest

Learning adventures for teens. Consider having students take the “Test Your Financial Knowledge Quiz” to find out how much they know about financial matters.  They’ll also find fun and interactive calculators to learn about compound interest and ways of saving for college.  Plus, there’s plenty of reading material tailored for teens about how banks, stocks, bonds and other financial institutions and tools work.

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