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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Financial Literacy!

Financial literacy is the new buzz word in high school education these days, and many teachers/parents are not equipped to pass on financial wisdom to students.  What are your high school or elementary students spending their disposable income on?  Are they learning how to be good stewards with saving, tithing and budgeting?

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

My son has a paper route and he is learning the value of researching his purchases online, before he spends his hard earned money.   He is learning more in his HCOS Planning 10 course about financial literacy. Understanding the importance of saving money in a bank account or investing your money is all part of being a responsible and Godly Canadian citizen.  How do we as teachers encourage this process and prepare them for their adult years?

Here are some good sites that will help you get your students launched.  Note; some of these may have secular content.


Planning10 course HCOS
BizKids  Activities for teachers and students as well as videos from PBS show.



For further links go to HCOS Linking Library.

If you have a site that helps your students learn some financial literacy skills I would love to hear from you? 
Blessings to you!

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