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Checking/Savings
Should You Break Up With Your Big Bank?
Two Cents discusses the pros and cons of alternatives to big banks to satisfy your banking needs Kahoot-Banks1) Why do people distrust banks?
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2) How comfortable would you be with the alternatives suggested in the video? Why or why not?
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BudgetingBudgeting BasicsTwo Cents presents one method of budgeting, explaining that the point of budgeting is not necessarily to have more money, but to reduce stress surrounding money.
Kahoot-Budgeting
1) What does George Washington teach us about budgeting and planning?
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2) What other strategies do you/does your family use to budget?
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Budgeting (BF)
Fighting the Financial Pitfalls of Supermarkets
Learn how supermarkets use their knowledge of human behavior to get you to spend more and strategies to fight it.Kahoot-Food1) How does the layout of the store encourage you to spend more (Where is the milk? Where are the most expensive items?)
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2) Name three strategies to help you stay within your grocery budget.
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BudgetingWhat is the Cost of Pet Ownership?Given that 98% of people underestimate the cost of pet ownership, this may be an eye-opener for your students.Kahoot - Pets1) What are some ways to save money if you want to get a pet?
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2) Do you think it makes sense to get health insurance for your pet? What do you need do you need to consider? How else can you prepare to cover your pet’s medical expenses?
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BudgetingHow Cars Can Keep You PoorTwo Cents tackles the topic of buying a car, including a discussion of depreciation, financing, and determining what you can afford.Kahoot-Cars1) Explain why buying a car in NOT an investment.
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2) If you need a car and can't pay cash, what guidelines should you follow to avoid getting in over your head?
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Financial Pitfalls (BF)
Five Ways People Are Dumb About Money
This is a great introduction to the basic concepts of behavioral finance.
Kahoots-Behavior
1) In what ways do retailers and clubs use the "sunk cost fallacy" to take advantage of people?
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2) Why are people more likely to spend lottery winnings, tax refunds, or inheritances on frivolous things? What makes this type of mental accounting irrational?
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Managing CreditHacking Your Brain to Get Out of DebtHow can you rewire your brain to successful pay down your debt?Kahoot-Debt1) Describe what the Olsons mean by “Minding and widening the gap.”
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2) Compare the avalanche and snowball methods of paying down debt. Which one costs you less and why? Which one is more likely to be successful and why?
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InvestingWhat is the Dow?Two Cents breaks it down to explain what the DOW is, and what it isn’t!Kahoot-Dow1) Do you think the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still a good measure of the US Economy? Why or why not? What other indicators might you use instead?
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2) Why did Adam Davidson of the NY Times call the Dow “an anxiety amplification device?” How might you use the DJIA for analysis with respect to your investments?
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InvestingIs The Stock Market Just a Big Casino?Two Cents talks about what stocks are, where they started, and gives some basic info about investingKahoot-Stocks1) What are the pros and cons of investing in small/newer companies? What about larger/established companies?
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2) What are the two strategies one should use when investing in the stock market to minimize the risk involved in investing in stocks to begin with? Explain each and why it helps.
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InvestingWhat the Heck Are Mutual Funds?Two Cents explains what mutual funds are, what the costs of mutual funds are, and how to invest in them.Kahoot-Funds1) Explain the “investment stew” analogy used in the video.
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2) What are the differences between active and passive funds? Which would you choose and why?
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Financial PitfallsTop 5 Biggest Financial ScamsTwo Cents explains how the five most common types of financial scams work. Kahoot-Scams
1) What steps can you take to protect yourself from falling victim to one of these scams?
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2) What are telltale signs that might indicate a financial opportunity is a scam?
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Financial PitfallsIs My Identity Safe From Hackers?Two Cents explains how to keep your identity safe from hackersKahoot-ID Theft1) List all the different ways hackers can use your financial identity. Were you surprised by any of these? Which do you think would be the hardest to recover from?
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2) Why do you think people don't make more of an effort to secure their identity?
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