Know Your Finances

Know Your Finances

This engaging series uses a humorous approach to teach about a serious topic - personal finances. Students will learn about financial institutions, savings, investments, loans and interest.

  • Library: Secondary
  • Audience: Middle Secondary - Year 9, Year 10
  • Rating: E
  • Subject: Economics and Business
  • Release Date: March 2017
  • Produced: Australia

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Introducing the Finance Industry

Introducing the Finance Industry

This program teaches students about different types of financial institutions and the services they offer. It explains the concepts of interest earned, interest charged, and how financial institutions make a profit. The program explores the move to a more cashless society…and the need to invest your money wisely!

ACHEK040, VCEBC023

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Savings and Investing

Savings and Investing

This program teaches students about the definitions of, and need for, savings and investments. Reasons why people save are explored, as well as the concept of creating a savings plan. The program explains a number of different investment options, outlining the positives and negatives of each. Students will learn about the need to plan for the future…and not to waste money on frivolous (and frightening) collections.

ACHEK040, VCEBC023, VCEBC014

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Borrowing Money

Borrowing Money

This program teaches students about the pros and cons of borrowing money, different borrowing options, and factors to consider when borrowing. Students will learn about loans and credit cards, interest rates, and credit ratings. The program discusses the positives and negatives of different loan types, as well as the value of parmesan cheese and the need to wear shoes instead of pizza boxes.

ACHEK040, VCEBC023, VCEBC014

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