Financial Education Solutions
This page is your resource for financial literacy enrichment. I've put up links to some good financial websites, and I've also posted some classroom reasources, such as financial calculators, to help students with some SUCCESS Program lessons.
Saving and Investing
The virtual stock exchange enables students to track virtual investments in stocks and mutual funds, giving them the knowledge of how our markets work. http://vse.marketwatch.com/game/homepage.aspx
Here are the website I reccommend for you to look at to learn more about money:
13 step investing guide from the Motley Fool (note-you have to pay for most of the rest of the site's content)
Econkids.rutgers.edu lists books that are effective for teaching economics topics.
Jobs and College
For information on U.S. Child labor laws, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/childlabor.htm. For a PDF on non agricultural jobs, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/childlabor101.pdf. For a PFD on agricultural jobs, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/childlabor102.pdf. These links provide information on what jobs students can legally have.
A Georgetown University study comparing the value of a bachelor's degree for each major: http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth/. I highly reccomend this site.
The Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs shows what jobs are most in demand for current college graduate in the state of Indiana (where many of our schools are located). You can see how much you would earn, on average, in each of these jobs, and what education you would need to get them. Also, click here to see which jobs the College Board predicts will have the most job openings between now and 2018. Finally, MSN/Career Builder has a list of the 20 fastest growing occupations. For a great MSN article about the value of various degrees, click here.
Collegeboard.org assists students with their college search. Fastweb.com, careersandcolleges.com, and college.gov are great resources for finding ways to pay for college.
By using the compound interest calculator, students can see how much their money will be worth in the future based on the principal and interest rate. Using the income tax calculator, students can see how much they would pay in income tax based on age, salary, and deductions. Using the sales tax calculator, students can find the sales tax rate for their zip code, and then compute the sales tax charge for a purchase. The credit card calculator shows the true cost of credit card loans.
Using the debt calculator below, students can calculate monthly loan payments, based on the interest rate and length of term. To find the total cost of the loan, multiply the monthly payment by 12 and then the number of years the loan is for.
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