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Money Management: Control Your Cash

Lesson 1-2 Targeting Goals

Habits can help you soar to success or keep you panting on the treadmill, with success always out of reach. In this lesson, examine how your values and money attitudes impact your spending habits and financial decisions.

What You’ll LearnPractice strategies for mindful spending decisions.

Taking it Home

  • Work with a family member to set up SMARTer goal for a moderate or expensive financial goal.

Learn More

  • Stop by your public library or go online to read articles in reputable financial magazines, such as Kiplinger, Fortune, or Forbes.

Related Resources

Talking Points for Parents

While your teen is learning about financial goals, consider ways to reinforce learning from home.

  • Invite your teen to share what he or she is learning in class about "smarter" goals.
  • Share examples of actions you take to track progress towards any financial goals.