Big Spenders

Students compare the spending behavior of two families to see how a higher saving rate can lead to not only greater savings but greater spending.

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The Making Personal Finance Decisions curriculum teaches valuable personal finance lessons grounded in economic theory. The curriculum is divided into 10 themed units, with each unit containing two lessons. The twenty individual lessons employ a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage students in the learning process and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed personal finance decisions. Big Spenders is lesson 7B of Unit Seven: Spending.


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Education Level: 9-12
Subjects: Economics Mathematics Personal Finance
Concepts: Budget/Money Management Decision-Making Income Interest Saving Spending Sources of Income
Resource Types: Lesson PowerPoint
Languages: English