Checking Lessons

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Checking Lessons

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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the services available with a checking account and decide whether having one makes sense for them
  • Be familiar with vocabulary needed to manage a checking account
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify pros and cons of different payment methods — including cash, checks, debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards, and person-to-person payments
  • Select an appropriate form of payment for given contexts
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Make a deposit, write a check, manage a check register, read a bank statement, reconcile a checkbook, and protect a checking account
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain how banks make money on checking accounts
  • Identify typical checking account fees and how they’re triggered
  • Avoid overdraft fees
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the difference between online and mobile banking
  • name features and functions of online and mobile banking
  • identify hazards and security risks associated with online and mobile banking and strategies for avoiding them
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify important criteria to consider when selecting a checking account
  • Make a systematic and informed decision by gathering, evaluating, and comparing information
  • Prepare to open a checking account
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Give reasons that some Americans do not have checking accounts
  • Explain some of the options available to those without checking accounts
  • Describe the financial and convenience costs associated with not having a checking account
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