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1 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 1 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 Family Economics and Financial Education VALUES, NEEDS, WANTS, AND GOAL SETTING ESSENTIALS

2 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 2 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS A VALUE? A value is a fundamental belief or practice about what is desirable, worthwhile, and important to an individual Family Good health Financial security A successful and/or satisfying career Honesty Helping others Religious commitment Education What are examples of values?

3 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 3 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 VALUES What influences a person’s values? Religious affiliations Family Teachers Friends Law Media Work/ Career Life Experiences Are your values the same as the person sitting next to you?

4 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 4 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 VALUES Values guide a person’s needs, wants, and goals Values, needs, wants, and goals influence a person’s daily decisions Decisions affect an individual’s financial situation

5 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 5 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 IMAGINE What would the world be like if everyone had the same values? Questions 1 and 2

6 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 6 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 NEEDS vs. WANTS A need is something thought to be a necessity or essential items required for life Examples of needs: Food Water Shelter Examples of wants: Car stereo MP3 player Designer clothes A want is something unnecessary but desired or items which increase the quality of living

7 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 7 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 NEED OR WANT? YOU DECIDE! Questions 3 and 4 Clothing Going to the movies Going out to eat A place to live A car/truck A computer Owning an MP3 player Cell phone Owning a vacation home Food Everyone has different interpretations of needs and wants. This is based on… their personal values!

8 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 8 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS A GOAL? A goal is defined as the end result of something a person intends to acquire, achieve, do, reach, or accomplish sometime in the near or distant future Identifying goals makes decision making easier

9 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 9 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 HOW DO VALUES, NEEDS, WANTS AND GOALS RELATE TO FINANCIAL DECISIONS? Decisions Financial Decisions

10 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 10 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 TYPES OF GOALS Goals Questions 5-7 Financial goals are specific objectives to be accomplished through financial planning Education goals enable individuals to prepare for future success in the workplace Long-term goals are specified as more than one year Short-term goals are specified as less than one year

11 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 11 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 SMART GOALS SMART Goals Specific State exactly what is to be done Measurable Include how the goal can be measured Attainable Determine steps to reach the goal Realistic Do not set goals for something unrealistic Time Bound State when the goal will be met Financial and education goals should be SMART goals

12 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 12 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 SMART EDUCATIONAL GOAL Goal – “I want to attend college.” SMART goal – – Specific – I want to attend a four year college – Measurable – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra – Attainable – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester – Realistic – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester to prepare me for the college entrance exam – Time Bound – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester to prepare me for the college entrance exam when I am a junior in high school

13 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 13 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 SMART FINANCIAL GOAL Goal – I want to buy a new car SMART goal – – Specific – I plan to save for a down payment on a new car – Measurable – I plan to save $5,000 for a down payment on a new car – Attainable – I plan to save $5,000 for a down payment on a new car by saving $200 from every paycheck – Realistic – It is realistic to save $200 from each paycheck for a down payment on a car because I usually waste the money on unnecessary items instead of saving it – Time Bound – I plan to save $5,000 for a down payment on a new car by saving $200 from each paycheck for two years.

14 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 14 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS MISSING? Find the missing SMART goal element (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, or time bound) for each of the following financial goals Financial Goal #1 – I plan to save $5,000 for college living expenses in four years. Attainable

15 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 15 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS MISSING? Financial Goal #2 – I plan to save for a new computer by saving $150 each month for one year. Measurable

16 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 16 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS MISSING? Financial Goal #3 – I plan to save $2,500 by saving $105 each month for 2 years. Specific

17 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 17 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS MISSING? Financial Goal #4 – I plan to save $1,500 to buy a used car by saving $75 from each paycheck. Time Bound

18 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 18 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHAT IS MISSING? Financial Goal #5 – I plan to save $2,000 to pay for a new computer by saving my whole paycheck for the next 6 months. Realistic

19 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 19 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 WHY IS IMPORTANT TO WRITE SMART GOALS? Practice writing SMART goals! Question 8

20 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 20 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 SUMMARY A value is a fundamental belief or practice about what is desirable, worthwhile, and important to an individual A need is something thought to be a necessity or essential items required for life. Examples include food, water, and shelter A want is something unnecessary but desired or items which increase the quality of living A goal is defined as the end result of something a person intends to acquire, achieve, do, reach, or accomplish Values Wants GoalsNeeds

21 © Family Economics & Financial Education –September 2010– The Essentials to Take Charge of Your Finances– Values, Needs, Wants, and Goal Setting Essentials– Slide 21 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at The University of Arizona G1 SUMMARY Values guide a person’s needs, wants and goals This influences a person’s daily decisions, which may affect their financial situation Goals should be written down as SMART goals – Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound


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