Monthly Archives: December 2011

Class Discussion, Class Assignment, and Video: Making Your Financial Resolution Work

Teaching Tip:  This assignment works equally well as a written assignment and as a class discussion.  If used as a class discussion, it works well to show the video “Keeping Your Financial Resolutions” which is just over 3 minutes long, … Continue reading

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Class Assignment: The Rising Age Gap in Financial Well-Being, Part 2

In Chapter 11 we discuss investment basics and look at accumulating wealth through investing.  Obviously that involves an understanding of Principle 8: Risk and Return Go Hand in Hand, and how to budget and start the saving process as described … Continue reading

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Class Discussion or Written Assignment: The Rising Age Gap in Financial Well-Being, Part 1

Principle 10: Just Do It!, introduced in Chapter 1, talks about the importance of not procrastinating – of getting started saving when you’re young and building up your wealth.  Unfortunately, that’s much easier said than done, and as a recent … Continue reading

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Class Discussion: How does your holiday spending compare to the average?

Teaching tip:  This is one of those class discussions where there isn’t a right or wrong answer, just opinions.  One way to start it out is to have everyone answer a number of questions dealing with what they think the … Continue reading

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Class Discussion, Class Assignment, and Video: Some Financial Mistakes to Avoid Right Now

Teaching Tip:  This assignment works equally well as a written assignment and as a class discussion.  If used as a class discussion, it works well to show the video from Today Money featuring Suze Orman titled “Financial Mistakes to Avoid … Continue reading

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Finance in the News & Class Assignment: Credit Reports and the Job Market

As we learned in Chapter 6, your credit report and score have a major impact on the interest rate you will pay when you borrow money.  In addition, as we learned in Chapter 10, your credit score can also impact … Continue reading

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