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Financial Literacy Curriculum General Financial Literacy
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Strand 3

Students will evaluate saving methods and investment strategies.
  • Choose to Save Financial Calculators
    A variety of financial calculators to help you make wise financial decisions.
  • Countdown to Retirement
    Play out the career and lifestyle of your choice, and see if your decisions allow you to retire in luxury -- or keep you working until the day you die. It all depends on the choices you make in life and how well you manage your money.
  • Finance in the Classroom Teacher Resources
    This site has incredible resources to help educators teach financial literacy concepts. You will find lesson plans, activities, books, videos and more.
  • Here's Your Chance to Make Millions in the Stock Market
    In this 3-part series of lessons from EconEdLink, students will learn about the impact that efficient markets have on attempting to correctly time the stock market, as well as how investing in stocks should have long-term investment goals.
  • Test Your Money Smarts
    Students can complete this online quiz to find out how much they know about money and investments.
  • The Mint
    Northwestern Mutual sponsors this site for economics education. Covers topics such as starting a business, government spending, saving, budgeting, and the role of individuals in the economy. Has lesson plans, quizzes, and games.
  • The Stock Market Game
    Students: You know have a chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in real-time portfolio.
  • Timing Is Everything
    In this lesson students will identify the opportunity cost of and incentives for spending and saving, and analyze and explain the relationship among time, amount saved, the interest rate and its impact on savings growth.


UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Breckon  Heywood and see the Financial Literacy website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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