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Invest in Yourself

In this lesson, students will learn about personal financial management strategies based on budgeting. Students will learn the theoretical concepts involved with budgeting and financial management, including income, expenses, savings and debt. Students will then complete hands-on activities to create three different saving and spending scenarios based on their own lives and expenses. After completing these activities, students will use the online interactivity ""Bank It or Bust"" to utilize the financial management concepts and strategies they have learned. As a final activity, students will brainstorm ways to manage their own budgets while making room for investments, like classes, that will help their personal development in the long run. In this way, students are examining ways to save money to invest in themselves, for a return in their lives over the long term.

Get the lesson plan at Thirteen.org.