Tax season is here, and your students expecting refunds already may be thinking of how they’ll spend that money. USA Funds®Life® Skills courses can help you guide students in making wise budgeting decisions regarding those refund checks.
Students can benefit from lessons “203 How Do I Live on a Budget While I am in School?” and “407 How Can I Make the Most of My Savings?” An interactive game and other tools in “How Do I Live on a Budget While I am in School?” take students through the process of creating a budget. The course also focuses on how to determine the amount of money students really have for their budget on a monthly basis, explains money-saving strategies, and provides resources to determine projected salaries for different career choices.
“How Can I Make the Most of My Savings?” teaches students about interest and the time value of money, the advantages and disadvantages of different savings methods, how to set a savings time line, and the importance of selecting savings methods that best support savings goals.
USA Funds Life Skills is an award-winning online financial literacy and student success curriculum. The program equips schools to help students develop basic life management skills so they graduate on time and with a minimum amount of debt.
In addition to managing money and credit and living on a budget, the 33 USA Funds Life Skills courses address the topics of paying for college, setting goals, preparing for graduation, and balancing school and personal life.