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Business Education | Personal Finance | Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF)

Next Gen Personal Finance: An Honest Review For High School Teachers

By: Mike Cescon
November 23rd, 2021

As a business teacher, you know how common it is for students to graduate high school without having a solid grasp on personal finance. Often, your more money-savvy students can figure things out on their own and turn out alright. But for other students, this lack of understanding can lead to critical mistakes that financially cripple them for life. 

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Business Education | Career Readiness | Personal Finance | Middle School

4 Best Financial Literacy Curriculum Options for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 11th, 2021

Financial literacy has become an increasingly popular topic in middle school business and career readiness programs. Unfortunately, personal finance isn’t a particularly engaging topic to discuss with middle schoolers. That means you need to find a personal finance curriculum that meets your standards, is easy to implement, age-appropriate, and interesting for your students. While we provide personal finance lessons as part of our business and career readiness curriculum, teachers sometimes ask us for other financial literacy resource recommendations. In this article, you’ll learn about four financial literacy curriculum options we often hear about from middle school teachers like you:

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High School | Personal Finance | Lesson Plans

5 Best Financial Literacy Lesson Plan Providers for High School

By: Mike Cescon
October 14th, 2021

It’s all too common for high school students to enter adulthood without a solid grasp on personal finances. In the worst cases, this can lead to financial mistakes or disasters that follow students all their lives. This is exactly why it’s critical to have business or finance teachers truly dedicated to providing students with the financial education they need to succeed. 

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Personal Finance | Middle School

3 Best Personal Finance Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 14th, 2020

Personal financial literacy is a crucial soft skill for middle school students and is required in many career readiness and elective classes.

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Business Education | Personal Finance

How to Quickly Pull Together Personal Finance Projects

By: Sarah Layton
May 18th, 2015

Where can you find personal finance projects? Where should this topic be covered? And how do you fully cover the topic of personal finance? If you have scratched your head over these questions, join the club. The term "finance" automatically sounds business curriculum-related. But then there's that "personal" aspect that really points towards life skills and consumer science. So where is personal finance being covered?

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Business Education | Personal Finance

Business Education Lesson Plans: Personal Finance

By: Sarah Layton
July 18th, 2014

Do your business education lesson plans include personal finance? Don't you think they should? In order to understand finance on the larger scale, I think it's best to start at home.

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