Activity Idea: Are You Wasting Cash?

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Dec 09, 2014
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Activity, Budgeting, Purchase Decisions, Current Events

Just came across this article “29 Ways You Waste Cash” and thought it would be a good short activity for students.  As students wade through the series of graphics identifying these 29 cash-sucking services (such as Impulse Buys, Buying Online and Not Comparison Shopping…), they can identify those that apply to them.  Are they motivated to change their behavior?  Why or why not?  Challenge them to see how much they can save.

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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