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Money Management: Control Your Cash

Lesson 1-4 The Big Picture

Each financial decision you make has a ripple effect that causes one choice to automatically impact other choices. To stay on track, it helps to organize goals into a “big picture” financial plan that serves as a road map to your long-term dreams.

What You’ll LearnExplore how your values impact your spending and savings decisions.

Taking it Home

  • Outline a personal money motto that describes how you value and use money.

Learn More

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

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Talking Points for Parents

While your teen is learning about money habits, consider ways to reinforce learning from home.

  • Invite your teen to share what he or she is learning in class about financial planning.