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Soar to Savings Online Course for Consumers

Soar to Savings

Soar to Savings provides tips for saving and describes the impact of individual saving on the overall economy.

As a result of this course, users will have a better understanding of opportunity cost, interest, down payments, and financial investment.

At the end of the course, users will be able to:

  • Identify key reasons to save.
  • Recognize opportunity costs to both saving and spending.
  • Recognize the power of compound interest for increasing savings balances over time.
  • Use the Rule of 72 to calculate compound interest.
  • Recognize that interest rates create incentives for lenders and borrowers.
  • Explain the role of financial intermediaries and financial markets.
  • Explain the difference between stocks and bonds.
  • Explain how the supply of and demand for loanable funds determines interest rates.
  • Recognize that national savings equals investment in a closed economy.
  • Explain the paradox of thrift.
  • Recognize that the U.S. Government finances deficit spending through the sale of U.S. Treasury securities.
  • Explain that government debt can crowd out the supply of loanable funds and affect interest rates.

•  View the Soar to Savings online course.

Teachers: To register your students for one or more of our online courses, visit the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal.

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Audience:   Consumers
Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Economics
Resource Types:   Online Course
Concepts:   Types of Saving, Fiscal Policy, Capital Markets, Saving, Interest