Finances can be tricky. Whether you're working to get out of debt, trying to improve your credit, or saving for a life goal, the following easy-to-follow lesson plans (developed by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and taught in high schools across the country) can help you brush up on the basics.
Credit Cards and Your Credit Score
- Selecting a Credit Card: The Devil's in the Detail
- The Cost of Credit: Behind the Numbers
- Credit Scores: What's the Score?
- Home Ownership: Cribs – How Do I Get Mine?
- Auto Loans: Getting Wheels
- How to Finance a College Education: Big Expense, Bigger Payoff!
- Managing Your Debt: How Much is Too Much?
- Budgeting: How to Live on Your Own and Not Move Home in a Week
- Taxes: Who’s FICA, and Why Does He Get Part of My Paycheck?
- Retirement Plans: Saving for Retirement – It’s Never Too Early to Start!
- Health Insurance: My Broken Leg Costs How Much?!
- Automobile Insurance: Keeping Your Wheels – and You – Rolling!
- Homeowner’s Insurance: Home Sweet Home
- Investment Alternatives: Making it on the Street – Wall Street!
- Stocks and Bonds: Money for Nothin’ and Bucks for Free
Money and Banking
- Time Value of Money: Time is Money!
- Savings and Checking Accounts: Banking 101
- Bank Reconciliation: What Do You Mean I’m Overdrawn? There Are Still Checks in My Checkbook!