financial

A Simple Compound Interest Calculator

A Simple Compound Interest Calculator by TeachThought Staff One of the foundations of financial literacy–or saving and investing, anyway–is understanding the benefits of compound interest. The big picture here is what a child ‘needs to know.’ At TeachThought, we support the prioritizing of thought over content (while realizing that they’re not mutually exclusive). We also …

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An Overview Of Budgeting & Student Loans For College Students

An Overview Of Budgeting & Student Loans For College Students contributed by Jenna Smith When you’re in college, you learn a vast amount of information about almost everything under the sun. Unfortunately, unless you’re a finance or accounting major, it’s unlikely that you’ll come across any Personal Finance 101 classes before you get out into the rat race.  This might not …

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Literacy Lessons

Money Matters: 3 Financial Literacy Lessons For Students

Money Matters: 3 Financial Literacy Lessons For Students contributed by Jess Holmes This is sponsored content As educators, we are responsible for more than just passing on knowledge and formulas; we are thought-makers and soul-crafters. Also, we should be able to give students some practical know-how, and you don’t have to be teaching economics to …

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Credit Scores

Good Credit, Bad Credit: 3 Ways Credit Scores Can Affect Students

Good Credit, Bad Credit: 3 Ways Credit Scores Can Affect Students contributed by Jenna Wilson For better or for worse, we live in a credit-driven economy. As such, your credit score is one of the most important numbers connected to your finances. That one number can   large purchases, among many other problems. Few people …

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10 Ways Teachers Can Save Money On Printing

How To Save Money With More Efficient Printing by inkcartridges.com This is sponsored content. 10 Ways Teachers Can Save Money On Printing The popularity of tablets and other digital devices for studying hasn’t changed the fact that print still plays a significant role in education. Despite digital technology’s ongoing popularity, print is still the most …

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Why We Need Financial Literacy Resources For Teachers

  by Dawn Casey-Rowe Resource Details Participation in the H&R Block Budget Challenge must be facilitated by a classroom teacher at an accredited high school or home study program. Educators may visit hrbds.org to register their classrooms. Class creation closes one week prior to the simulation start date and for this round the deadline to create your …

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14 Lesson Plans For Teaching Financial Literacy

14 Lesson Plans For Teaching Financial Literacy by TeachThought Staff 1. Ruth Gale-Paredez: “What education do you need to live comfortably?” Fifth-grade students figure out how much it costs to live for a family of four. The survey is taken for all expenses including taxes and insurance and an amount of income is calculated. Then a …

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Integrated Ideas To Teach Financial Literacy

Integrated Ideas To Teach Financial Literacy Financial literacy used to be a class in many schools–well, until that whole standards-based reform and “accountability” movement started turning the screws on schools. And like that, it was gone. It only takes one look at our nation’s financial crisis, heaps of student loan trouble, and general credit malaise …

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Making The Gamification Of Financial Literacy Work

This is a guest post by Neale Godfrey Making The Gamification Of Financial Literacy Work Technology allows for instantaneous feedback and allows for immediate adjustment. The days of kids sitting in a classroom forced to learn the same way, writing down their homework, and waiting for the assignment to be graded and returned, may be fading …

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