MAKING "CENTS" OF IT ALL

"How Much Does It Cost?"

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Often times, this hard question is not asked on big purchases.

Is It Worth the Investment?

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Not all investments pay off. What are the signs of a good investment? It can be a great product or service, but if you can't make a profit, don't make the investment.

Let's Grow Your Money

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Your money can grow on its own if you plant it right. There are great budgeting tools to help you put your money in the right place.

BANKING CAREERS

Is There One For You?

ACTIVITIES

Video Review

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Who works at a bank, what do they do and is it a job for you?

answer the following

Let's Open the Vault

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Is there a career inside of banking that is of interest to you? What could it be and what kind of training is required?

What is your combination?

Small Business

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Most businesses fail in the first few years. Get some bankers' advice on the keys to success.

start your own business

The Best Way to Buy a Car

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Cars can be a tricky purchase and can set you back for years if you don't do your research!

debt or wealth?

A Degree in Finance

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This assignment is a little more challenging but shouldn't we determine if you like numbers.

What classes you will need

Let's Check on Our Account

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We both put time and effort into completing this unit. Did our investment pay off?

where have we grown?

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

If you don't have the money, you shouldn't buy it. 

HOW DO YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR MONEY?

Start by either writing down all your expenses or figure out how much money is coming in every month. Then calculate what changes you may need to make so they can become the same number. This is the easiest way to make a budget and will help decide what you can afford.

LET'S MAKE A BUDGET!

This is a great tool to have and use, even as a high school student. Most high school students don't have much money, but they are free of debt.  However, many college students have acquired a lot of debt. 

Two things to always keep in mind: how much is coming in, and how much is going out?

Every dollar counts

WOULD YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Do you want to run your own business someday?Here is some great advice from banking experts Ryan and Angie Ward. Most businesses fail, but this piece of advice may help you achieve your dreams.