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1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Exploring Values, Needs & Wants

2 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 Time capsule  If you would put 3 items in a time capsule to describe who you are and what you feel is important, what would they be?

3 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 What are Values?  Something that is desirable, worthwhile, and important  Influenced by family, friends, teachers, coaches, television, and movies  Each person has different values which guide his/her daily decisions  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y8d0XwPZTM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y8d0XwPZTM

4 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 Needs vs. Wants  Need - something necessary or required for life  Brainstorm examples of needs Food, water, clothing and shelter

5 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 How Much Money Does A Person Need?  Some families in India earn $1.00 to $2.00 a day.  Could your family live off $1.00 to $2.00 a day?  What do you think families in India think they NEED?  How do values influence needs? You need shelter, but do you NEED a mansion? You need clothes, but do you NEED designer clothes?

6 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 Needs vs. Wants  Want - something unnecessary but desired  May increase the quality of living or make a person happier  Brainstorm examples of wants MP3 player, Play Station, designer clothes  How do values influence wants? If being popular or having all of the newest gadgets is valued, a person may have a lot of wants

7 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 You Decide!  Car  Nike Sneakers  Hot Tub  Computer  Food  i-Pod  Cell Phone  Clothes

8 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 Spending Money  How do values influence how people spend money and make financial decisions? If an individual values helping others, he may decide to give money to a church or other charitable groups  How do needs and wants influence how people spend money and make financial decisions?

9 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 Remember…  Value - Something that is desirable, worthwhile, and important  Need - something necessary or required for life  Want - something unnecessary but desired  A person’s values and perception of needs and wants influence personal financial decisions!

10 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona G1 Remember the Time capsule??  Review your 3 items. Would you classify them as needs or wants? What does this reveal?


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