Needs Vs. Wants
By Kristin Biekkola
In this learning activity you'll identify the difference between needs and wants related to building a personal budget.
Buying a Car: What It Really Costs with Finance Charges
By Michele Williams
In this learning activity you'll calculate the difference in the total cost of a new car when using cash and when paying for the car with a 60-month loan.
Best Buy Shopping
In this learning activity you'll discover how to calculate the best priced items and improve your financial literacy.
Calculating Monthly Expenses
In this learning activity you'll establish your budget by determining your earnings, expenses, and goals.
Savings Account Basics - Using Deposit Tickets
In this learning activity you'll practice completing a deposit ticket including checks and cash deposits and receiving cash back.
Personal Spending/Savings Plan for Teenagers
In this learning activity you'll review the basics of budgeting, income, and spending. Using an on-line form, you can create your own monthly budgets and a pie chart of your spending habits.
Personal Savings/Spending Plan for Adults - Projected
In this learning activity you'll complete your own budget to understand the concept of needs and wants relating to building a personal budget.
Solving Trade Discount Problems
By David Nunenkamp
Learners follow a step-by-step process to solve trade discount problems. A short quiz completes the activity.
Personal Savings/Spending Plan for Adults - Actual
In this learning activity you'll review information and exercises from the planning part of the "Personal Savings/Spending Plan for Adults" learning object.
The Mathematics of Buying: Putting It All Together
By Mary Lee Rudnick-Kaun
Learners tackle this interactive learning object after studying the mathematics of buying. This activity ties together the ideas of net cost, list price, trade discounts, cash discounts, net cost equivalent, and single discount equivalent, as well as the concepts of part, base, and rate.
What I Want Now....The Hidden Costs of Rent-to-Own
In this learning activity you'll analyze the costs of rent-to-own buying plans and compare those plans to other consumer strategies.
Reconciling a Business Checking Account Statement
By Virginia Riggs
Learners examine a bank statement and a reconciliation form and study how to balance a checking account.
Learning About Your Earnings
In this learning activity you'll practice reading and interpreting a paychecks and paycheck stub.