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1 What Can You Do With Money? Family Economics & Financial Education

2 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 2 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona What Can People Do With Money? Spend itSave it Invest itDonate it

3 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 3 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona People usually spend money before they save, invest, or donate it For example: –The average adolescent spends about $264 per month –How much of this are they saving? The amount saved is most likely much less than the amount spent What Can People Do With Money?

4 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 4 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Goals What is a goal? –Something a person intends to acquire, achieve, do, reach, or accomplish –Goals help people focus on items that are most important

5 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 5 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Types of Goals There are 3 main types of goals –Short-term goals Can be achieved in less than one year –Long-term goals Can be achieved in a time period of more than one year –Financial goals Specific objectives to be accomplished through financial planning

6 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 6 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Why are goals important? Short-term and long-term goals are a necessary component of an effective financial plan In order to reach short-term and long-term saving goals, individuals may need to change their spending habits

7 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 7 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Savings What is savings? –A portion of income that is not spent to purchase necessary or wanted items Saving should be viewed as an expense –Use the motto “pay yourself first” –Pay yourself first- set aside a portion of money for saving each time a person is paid before using any of the money for spending

8 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 8 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Why should people save? For unexpected events and emergencies –Without savings, unexpected events may become huge financial problems –Examples: the car breaking down or having a medical emergency To purchase expensive items –Examples: a new car or a family vacation

9 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 9 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona How should people save? Should use an account with a financial institution –A financial institution is a business that holds and protects money for people. Examples of accounts… –Savings Account –Money Market Deposit Account –Certificate of Deposit (CD)

10 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 10 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Savings Account An account with a financial institution Keeps money safe until the owner needs it Opening a savings account –Deposit, or put money into the account –The financial institution will pay interest, or additional money, which is calculated by taking a percent of the total amount of money deposited in the account –Money can be withdrawn, or taken out, at any time

11 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 11 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Money Market Deposit Account Another type of account with a financial institution Pays a higher interest rate than a savings account Money can be withdrawn from the account a limited number of times every month

12 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 12 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Certificate of Deposit An account that pays interest on a lump sum of money Money is required to stay in a CD for a specific period of time –The money and interest earned can be withdrawn at the end of the time period

13 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 13 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Summary What can people do with money? –Spend, save, invest, or donate What is a goal? –Something a person intends to acquire, achieve, do, reach, or accomplish What are the three main types of goals? –Short-term, long-term, and financial

14 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 14 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Summary Continued Why are goals important? –They are a necessary component of an effective financial plan What is savings? –A portion of income that is not spent to purchase necessary or wanted items

15 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 15 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Summary Continued Why should you save? –For emergencies, unexpected events, or to purchase expensive items How can you save money? –Savings Account, Money Market Deposit Account, and Certificate of Deposit

16 G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised March 2006 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – What Can You Do With Money? – Slide 16 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Matching Game Divide into groups of three and designate one person as the referee The referee should shuffle the matching game cards and place them answer side down into rows Try to match the term with the definition by flipping over two cards at a time Ask the referee if the match is correct –If so, keep the cards and take another turn! –If not, turn the cards back over and wait for the next turn. Good luck!


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