Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Hope you know that you are appreciated for all of the hard work that you do. In celebration of teachers everywhere Personal Finance for Teens Unleashed and TPT are having one last SALE of the school year on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5th and 6th.
All Personal Finance for Teens Unleashed lessons will be 28% off! It's a great time to grab a bundle and save a bundle!
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Special offer for National Financial Literacy Month!

A special offer for National Financial Literacy Month

Hi Everyone,

April is National Financial Literacy Month!

In celebration I will be offering specials and freebies each week in April. Check my blog and Twitter often for updates.

This week’s special is...


Discount: 40% off
Dates: Monday, April 13th and Tuesday April 14th
at my Teachers Pay Teachers store


Lesson Description:

This presentation is an easy-to-understand review of basic concepts and terms that are used every day in the financial world when discussing stock and the stock market. Students will learn everything from what a stock is, to how investors make a profit, to how the market is regulated plus much more.

Topics covered...

What is a stock?

What is a stockholder?

Why does a company issue stock?

What is a Stock Exchange?
How is stock bought and sold?
What do investors look for in a stock?
What makes a stock valuable?
Why does the price of a stock go up?
How do investors make a profit?
What are Bull and Bear markets?
Is investing in stock risky?
How is stock regulated?
What is a stock split?

Aligned with National Personal Finance Standards

Companion Assignments:

This lesson is part of a unit on Investing

This lesson is part of a dynamite unit on Investing. The complete unit is a great hands-on way to teach students the ins and outs of researching, selecting, and tracking stock and mutual funds. It is loaded with fun, hands-on lessons, informative presentations, crosswords, and on-line flashcards, games and quizzes.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Financial Literacy: Do high school classes make a difference?

April is National Financial Literacy Month: Do high school classes make a difference?

In 2011 President Obama proclaimed April as National Financial Literacy Month.  In his proclamation he stated, “Our Nation's prosperity will ultimately depend on our willingness as individuals to empower ourselves and our families with financial knowledge. “

Fast forward to 2015, one thing that we can all seem to agree on as parents and educators is that an understanding of financial literacy is important to our children.  What we can’t seem to work out, according to Hank Coleman of Daily Finance, is who will teach the courses; how will school districts fund the new courses; and how will these courses fit into already overly crowded curriculums?

In addition to these logistics problems, Professor Julie Heath, director of the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, reports that teachers feel unqualified to teach financial literacy.  “Eighty-two percent say they are not prepared to teach these concepts," she says. 

One of the reasons for this uneasiness may be that some school districts rely on math, science, home economics and technology teachers (among others) to incorporate financial literacy lessons into their curriculum instead of offering a separate personal finance course. 

The good news is that financial literacy classes in high school do make a difference.  According to an article in USA Today (by Hadley Malcolm), a study of 65,000 college students showed that – “first-year college students required to take a financial literacy course in high school are significantly more likely than their peers who didn't take a class to be financially responsible.” 

The study revealed that, “students who took a class did better on the survey’s financial knowledge questions, were found to be more averse to debt, more likely to pay credit card bills on time, and less likely to go over their credit limit.”

If you have been asked to incorporate financial literacy into your curriculum, and are at a loss of where to start, try these FREE introductory lessons with your students.




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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Celebrating National Financial Literacy Month 2015

Celebrating National Financial Literacy Month 2015

Hi Everyone,

Mark your calendars - April is National Financial Literacy Month!

In celebration I will be having a store-wide sale on April 6, 7 and 8 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).

I will also be offering specials and freebies each week in April. Check my blog and Twitter often for updates.

Also look for my article on Financial Literacy in the
CLASS newsletter. 

Sign up for the newsletter using this link: CLASS
 


Meanwhile, get your students warmed up with this FREE lesson – Financial Freedom, Family andDreams.


In this lesson students discover and discuss how financial freedom, dreams and family are all interconnected like a series of wires. There are no right or wrong answers and you never know where the conversation will lead. That makes it all the more fun. In completing this assignment students bring their own unique perspectives and life experiences to the table and learn from each other. 

PERSONAL FINANCE LESSONS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR TEENS!

Also - Find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/financeunleash

Link to my store: Personal Finance for Teens Unleashed

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Financial Literacy Month - April 2015


April is National Financial Literacy Month.  In celebration I will be having a store-wide sale at TPT, as well as weekly specials and freebies. Check back often for updates. Meanwhile, get your students warmed up with this FREE lesson – Financial Freedom, Family and Dreams.

Financial Freedom, Family and Dreams


PERSONAL FINANCE LESSONS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR TEENS!

Also - Find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/financeunleash

Link to my store: Personal Finance for Teens Unleashed


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Answers to College Questions

Answers to College Questions
Need help comparing colleges to find the right fit?
Check out the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center. Search for and compare colleges on all sorts of criteria including costs, majors offered, size of school, campus safety, and graduation rates.  This site also includes a price calculator to help you estimate how much college will cost after scholarships and grants.
Another helpful site is The College Board. Their interactive, on-line guide offers step-by-step help researching colleges.
Wondering how much your dream college will cost?
Find out at CNNMoney.  Enter a school name and begin your research.
Need a little help filling out that college application?

Review this info-graph from College Choice that covers the dos and don’ts of filling out college applications.
Looking for financial aid and scholarships?
Visit College Choice.  They provide information on the top 50 college scholarships including the Gates Millennium scholarship which pays full tuition and room and board.

The College Board also provides information on scholarships, financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

 

If you need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) visit Federal Student Aid for some helpful tips.


College-bound and looking for budgeting apps that help you manage your money?

In this article at ParentsCountdown to College Coach, Suzanne Shaffer reviews 10 budgeting apps that help college-bound students manage their money. 

Is all that college debt really worth it?

Worried about college debt?  Read this article from College Choice that reviews the advantages of a college education.

Visit me on Twitter for more interesting articles - @financeunleash

And at my TPT store for personal finance lessons designed especially for teens.




Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday Sale



A Super Bowl Sunday Sale you just can’t PASS UP!

I'm very excited to announce a Super Bowl Sale! I haven't had a sale in some time so I hope you all enjoy some savings.

Sale Dates: February 1, 2 and 3 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday).

Discount: 20% OFF

Below are some of my top selling lessons.


Also check out these freebies:

 Financial Freedom, Family and Dreams

Money Talkz for Middle School (Sample Pack)

Money Talks for Kidz (Sample Pack)

Mark your calendars for Super Bowl Sunday!
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