Financial Services: Care for Your Cash

Lesson 5-2 Financial Tools and Technology

How can you make payments if you need to pay someone online? How will you access your bank accounts when you are temporarily away from home if you travel, attend school in another community, or join the military? In this lesson you will investigate several tools and technologies you can use to manage your banking and spending in ways that fit your personal preferences.

What You’ll LearnSelect banking tools to handle personal business transactions.

Taking it Home

  • Survey five adults in your life to find out the options they use for electronic payment options or services. Also, ask them if technology has changed the way they spend, track and save money.

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  • If you could create an app that would be an ideal tool for you to achieve your financial goals, what would it look like? Sketch out an idea for financial tool or consumer shopping app that can help you (and other consumers) meet financial goals or stick to a spending plan.

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Talking Points for Parents

While your teen is learning about financial services and technology, consider ways to reinforce learning from home.

  • Talk with your teen about whether or not technology has changed the way you spend, track, and save money, including electronic payment options and services.