Saving Activities

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Saving Activities

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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Analyze three graphs to learn more about what it means to save money to support themselves for retirement.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Break down their savings goals into monthly, weekly, and daily savings requirements.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Explore the effect that doubling could have on their investments.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Examine the question: What if I invested that latte? Students will choose an item they regularly purchase and investigate what would happen if they cut out that expense, saved that money and invested it for retirement.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Determine what features they value in a savings account and then conduct online research to determine which accounts best meet their needs. They compare and then select which savings account would be best for them.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Conduct online research on different kinds of saving accounts including OSAs, CDs, and more. Students will then use their knowledge to make recommendations on which type of saving account they think people in three different scenarios should use.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Define their savings goals. Students will then write a letter to a friend, family member, mentor, etc. explaining their goals, how they plan to achieve them, and what support they may need.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Brainstorm short-, medium-, and long-term savings goals.
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In this activity, students have the option of using 4 different levels of spreadsheet difficulty to determine how much a star NBA player could have saved for retirement just by investing in an index fund.

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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Create a spreadsheet to solve a problem of compounding interest.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Conduct online research on a variety of mobile apps that encourage us to save more. Students will note the pros and cons for each of the apps they research, identity which app(s) they would prefer to use, and reflect on the use of apps as an effective saving strategy.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Research Ronald Read, the janitor who made over $8M through saving and investing. They will crunch the numbers for how he did it, and look for saving and investing tips they can use to match his success.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Conduct online research on saving strategies, determine which strategies are good advice, and identity strategies that they plan to use in the future.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Play the game Spent and reflect on their experience of living paycheck to paycheck.
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In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Prepare for and engage in a role play between a bank employee and a potential customer who wants to open a savings account.
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