Junior Achievement $ave, USA
We know it can be tough to speak to or teach your kids about money-management issues. We hope that you find these lessons helpful with those conversations!
Risk and Insurance
Upper Elementary/Lower Middle Grades
Why do you need insurance? What kinds should you have? Risk is a part of life, but you can protect yourself from financial loss when an accident occurs to you or something you own. This activity will help you understand risk, insurance terms, and what kinds of insurance might be most beneficial to you.
Welcome to campus!
You're about to enter the world of college decision-making at $ave University, where every decision you make affects your time and money. Get ready to shop, spend, study, and do laundry. Watch out for the campus distractions. Keep your eyes open and make smart choices. There are opportunity costs around every corner!
Note to parents, educators, and volunteers: This Junior Achievement $ave, USA module is designed using 8 bit graphics, reminiscent of old video games. It is designed to be fun and full of distractions. This experience, designed for high school students, allows students to practice weighing opportunity costs, the economic term referring to the next best alternative given up when a choice is made. It is designed to work best on computers and tablets.
Cost of Doing Business
The Legendary Lemonade Stand
Deciding on a College
It Is Never Too Early
Let's Get Away!
Want and Need
Greater Than or Less Than
What's it Worth to You?
Savvy Shopping and Saving
Analyzing Tuition Costs
Planning for College
Managing a Check Ledger
Checks and Balances
What's Your Business?
Do You Have a Great Idea?
Analyzing Career Choices
What salary range do you desire?
Car Buying 101
The Cost of a Car
Payday Loan Pitfalls
Financial Literacy IQ
Make Healthy Choices: Earn Interest on Interest
High Risk, High Return
Taking Stock of Your Options
Paying for College Life
You've Been Accepted to College
Statistics and Life Choices
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