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Beware of Checking Fees
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In this lesson, students learn and explain how banks make money on checking accounts, identify typical checking accounts fees and how they are triggered, and how to avoid overdraft fees.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Checking Alternatives
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In this lesson, students give reasons that some Americans do not have checking accounts, explain some of the options available to those without checking accounts, and describe the financial and convenience costs associated with not having a checking account.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Checking Basics
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In this lesson, students learn about the services available with a checking account and decide whether having one makes sense for them and become familiar with vocabulary needed to manage a checking account.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Conduct Online Banking
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With this activity, students use an online simulation to practice checking balances, reading statements, doing online transfers, and paying bills using online banking.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Credit History and Reports
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In this lesson, students enumerate the components of a credit report and how long each data type is retained, read a credit report, and explain key components of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and how it impacts lenders and borrowers.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Credit Scores
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In this lesson, students name the components of a credit score and how they're calculated, with specific focus on credit utilization and describe how credit score impacts the ability to borrow money and at what rate.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/18/2017
How We Save
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In this lesson, students identify various rules of thumb and strategies to save money, determine whether a direct deposit or manually saving is the best strategy for them, understand how compound interest works to increase savings, explain how to use the Rule of 72, and recommend different mobile apps that can help them manage and increas their savings.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Insurance Basics
Read the Fine Print
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In this unit, students identify risks and protection strategies, describe basic types of insurance available to customers, and determine likely use cases. Students also describe the agencies that regulate insurance in one's state of residence.

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Civics and Economics
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Unit of Study
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Next Gen Personal Finance
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Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Managing Debt
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In this lesson, students generate a list of responsible strategies that can be used by an indvidual to pay down and eliminate their debts and learn the consequences for not paying one's debts and the choices of last resort for out-of-control debt.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Online and Mobile Banking
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In this lesson, students explain the difference between online and mobile banking, name features and functions of online and mobile banking, and identify hazards and security risks associated with online and mobile banking and strategies for avoiding them.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Pick a Payment Method
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In this lesson, students identify pros and cons of different payment methods-including cash, checks, debit cards, prepaid cards, and person-to-person payments-and select an appropriate form of payment for given contexts.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Saving Basics
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With this lesson, students explain how saving is linked to overall wealth, describe how saving and investing are different, understand fundamentals of saving such as reasons for saving, how much to save, and strategies to enable savings, and acknowledge the role of delayed gratification in saving.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Saving Strategies Web Quest
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For this activity, students conduct online research to determine how much of their income they should save each month and to identify the strategies which are most effective for saving money.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Saving on an NBA Salary
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For this activity, students create a spreadsheet to determine how much money Allen Iverson would have today if he had saved a small percentage of his salary every season and invested it in an index fund of the S&P 500.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Savings Brainteaser II
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For this activity, students choose between two financial options providing an explanation for their choice and completing an activity using the financial options.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Select a Checking Account
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In this lesson, students compare different savings vehicles such as a savings account, CD, and money market account. Students also identify important criteria to consider when selecting a savings account and make a systematic and informed decision by gathering, evaluating, and comparing information.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Select a Checking Account
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In this lesson, students identify important criteria to consider when selecting a checking account, make a systematic and informed decision by gathering, evaluating, and comparing information, and prepare to open a checking account.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Why We Save
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In this lesson, students identify everyday obstacles Americans experience when trying to save money, understand why it is important to maintain an emergency fund, describe their own savings goals, and estimate the cost of medium-and long-term goals and devise smaller, periodic savings goals to reach them.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Next Gen Personal Finance
Date Added:
05/12/2017