Money Sense 2017-10-12T15:59:28+00:00

Money Sense

Money Sense consists of three presentations: Bank Your Future, Check It Out and To Your Credit. The entire program is delivered in six, 50-minute presentations by volunteers from the business community, who share their own unique insight along the way. The program targets 16-to-18-year olds because that is the age range when they will likely be first confronted with jobs, budgets, loans, savings and credit. Money Sense features a popular core of finance lessons readily adaptable for the classroom.

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Curriculum

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Bank Your Future

  1. How to read your paycheck
  2. Benefits of tracking expenses & budgeting
  3. Costs of living independently & college
  4. How to prepare & use a budget
  5. Ways to save money
  6. How money grows & benefits of saving early

Check It Out

  1. How to open and manage a checking account
  2. Costs of using check cashing stores
  3. How to track & manage transactions
  4. How to use online banking & bill payment
  5. Online banking and bill pay
  6. Identity theft and how to protect yourself
  7. Personal finance “Jeopardy!”

To Your Credit

  1. What is credit?
  2. How credit cards work
  3. Using credit responsibly
  4. Credit scores: what, how & why
  5. How credit scores affect your future borrowing options
  6. How to start building good credit early