High School Budgeting

Financial literacy includes the knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviors, attitudes and values that will enable a student to make responsible and effective financial decisions on a daily basis. Financial literacy instruction shall be an integral part of instruction throughout the entire economics course and include information regarding earning income:

  • Buying goods and services;
  • Saving and financial investing;
  • Taxes; the use of credit and credit cards;
  • Budgeting and debt management, including student loans and secured loans;
  • Banking and financial services;
  • Planning for one’s financial future, including higher education and career planning;
  • Credit reports and scores; and fraud and identity theft prevention.

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