Episode 3 of the Continuing Feducation Video Series, The Amazing $2,000 Pizza, emphasizes the importance of using credit cards responsibly.
Payday and title lenders, pawn shops, check-cashing services and prepaid cards can be convenient and valuable financial services, similar to those offered by traditional providers of such services—banks and credit unions. What are the costs and benefits of using alternative financial services, as well as of going to a bank or credit union?
In this video (Part IV) that is approximately 2 minutes long, students will examine the Fiat money system. This covers standard EPF.6 (a).
Car insurance is complicated. How much does car insurance cost and what do all those terms and numbers mean? These two segments of Personal Finance 101 Conversations offer insights and information about purchasing car insurance. The content for these videos was reviewed by members of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation.
In this video (8 minutes long) students will see an example of the circular flow chart and how the parts of it interact and are interdependent on each other. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 2(j).
From tiny private colleges to gargantuan urban universities, there are enormous implications to your choice of a school and a major. This video will help you develop a perspective and a framework for making these
This is a 7 minute video that is part of the FED of St. Louis' Economic Lowdown series that explains the Law of Demand, the graph shape and what contributes to the changes in demand. This video will cover the standard EPF. 3(a)
Teachers may also find accompanying handouts at https://www.econlowdown.org/
The Economics of Infrastructure is the first video in the Explore Economics animated series. It shows how infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railroad lines, water mains, sewer pipes, and power lines support the operation of an economy.
“The Economics of Transportation” is the second video in the Explore Economics animated series. It shows how changes in technology changed the way and speed with which people move goods.
This is a 5 minute video that will explain the how the Laws of Demand and Supply will interact to form equilibrium point on a graph. This video will meet the standard EPF.3 (b)
Teachers may find accompanying handouts for this video and others that are part of this series at https://www.econlowdown.org/
In this video (6 minutes long) students will learn about how externalities can affect supply, demand and ultimately equilibrium. This video will aid in review of standard EFP. 3 since students will see how a supply and demand graph can shift as a result of costs / benefits of externalities.
Take a stroll through each screen of the online FAFSA to see what information you'll need on hand to complete the application quickly and accurately.
This video provides a basic overview of unemployment and how it is measured. It also provides an understanding of the FOMC's role in promoting maximum employment and price stability.
The fourth episode of Feducation dissects an FOMC (Federal Open Market Commission) statement, assessing the changing communication strategy for transparency and clarity and demonstrating an activity that can be used in the classroom.
How are the money supply and inflation related? And what does the Federal Reserve have to do with this relationship? Episode 1 of the Feducation video series reviews the functions of money, features an interactive auction that demonstrates the relationship between the money supply and inflation, then utilizes a simple equation to show how changes in the money supply affect the economy. The video also describes how the Fed uses monetary policy to achieve its dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability.
What monetary policy tools did the Federal Reserve use prior to the Great Recession? What did it do differently during and after the Great Recession? Episode 2 of the Feducation video series includes a simple demonstration of Open Market Operations and a discussion of non-traditional monetary policy tools.
Rent-to-own and "buy here, pay here" make it easy to get what you want. But what are the real costs that you will pay for this convenience compared with what you’d pay using more-traditional financing, such as loans or credit cards? This video weighs the benefits and costs of your options.
Have you accepted a new job recently? Are you aware of the paperwork you need to complete when you start a new job? Watch this brief video to learn about the I-9 form; an important document required to prove you have the legal right to work in the United States.
Watch this short video to get your bearings in a seemingly endless sea of financial-aid options. Grants, scholarships, loans—you name it—we cover it in this informative clip.
Episode 4 of the Continuing Feducation Video Series offers five tips for protecting your online and financial security
Get Into Stocks is the third video in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis series, No-Frills Money Skills. Through the story of a local ice-cream cart owner trying to expand her business, students learn about the process by which companies become publicly owned and traded by issuing stock. Students learn key terms, such as capital gains and dividends, and discover how the prices of stocks are affected by how successful a company is in its respective industry.
This video is only one and half minutes long but discusses the importance of a central banking system separate, but answerable to the US Federal government. It is part of a series (Part 5) on The Gold Standard and will help to ensure standard EPF. 6 is met.
In this video (8 minutes long) students will learn about the factors that make up the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and what impact and significance the GDP has on our economy and economies around the world. This video will aid in the mastery of EPF. 5(a).
In this first episode of the No-Frills Money Skills video series, economic education specialist Kris Bertelsen explains compound interest, or "Growing Money."
“How Daniel Got What He Wanted” is the fifth video in the Explore Economics animated series. It will help students understand that people have to save to get the things they want. Daniel wants a new bike helmet and must earn income and save to reach his goal.
In this 5 minute video, students will examine what inflation is and how it can affect consumers and producers. This video will aid in mastery of standard EPF. 5 (b)
Insurance: Protecting Yourself from Damage is the sixth video in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis series, "No-Frills Money Skills." This episode begins with examples of activities with varying amounts of risk and introduces insurance, explaining how it is used to transfer or reduce risk. With a story about a homeowner, students learn several key insurance related concepts and terms. The content for these videos was reviewed by members of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation.
This is a 5 minute video that covers the labor market and what factors contribute to the laws of supply and demand to determine the amount of labor employed and wages. This video will meet standard EPF.4 with a review of EPF. 2(a) and (F) and EPF. 3(a)
In the fifth episode of the No-Frills Money Skills Video Series, "Mutual Benefit," students learn what investment companies are and how mutual funds work. The video shows the difference between savings and investing and the importance of understanding risk versus reward.
In segment 1 of this 3 part series, student will learn about the production possibilities frontier (PPF), scarcity and opportunity cost. This video is 5 minutes long and will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 1(a).
In segment 2 of the 3 part series on the Production Possibilities Frontier, this 5 minute video provides information on the factors of production, scarcity, opportunity cost and productivity. It will aid in mastery of standard EPF. 1 (a) and (d).
“The Perfect Breakfast” is the fourth video in the Explore Economics animated series. It helps students understand why people in different regions, states, and nations trade. The video tells the story of a child in Canada who wants orange juice for breakfast and a child in Florida who wants syrup for breakfast.
This 3 minute video examines why a return to the Gold Standard is not a viable idea today. This video is a part of a series (Part 3) on the Gold Standard and Fiat Money Standard. In it, the FED examines the pros and cons to a return to the Gold Standard and the impact on consumer purchasing power. This video aligns with EPF. 6
Growing up means making big decisions, and decisions about college are among the most important. The second episode of the Continuing Feducation Video Series, Saving for College, follows high school student Martina as she learns about the basics: investing in human capital, factors to consider when choosing a college, and ways to fund higher education.
This video is 4 minutes long and will cover standard EPF.3 (a). Student will be able to identify the parts of a supply curve and what causes the shift in the curve.
All of the videos that are part of the FED of St. Louis Economic Lowdown series have an accompanying teacher portal with handouts to accompany each video:
To provide students with online questions following this video, register your class through the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal at https://www.econlowdown.org/
Refund anticipation checks are often offered by tax preparers as a way to get your tax refund faster than normal—especially if you don’t have a bank account. Also, some check-cashing stores and payday lenders are able to issue refund anticipation loans. This video takes a look at the costs of these options and suggests some cheaper alternatives.
The study of economics is built on the foundation of three very important concepts: scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost. In this episode of the Economic Lowdown video series, economic education Coordinator Scott Wolla uses these three concepts to explain why there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Understanding Bonds is the fourth video in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis series, "No-Frills Money Skills." The video host employs high-tech tools to foil Miss Information in her attempts to misguide investors. The video provides viewers with information about government bonds, corporate bonds, coupon and non-coupon bonds, and the potential risk and return of investments.
Understanding Car Insurance: Paving the Way is the seventh video in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis series, "No-Frills Money Skills." This episode uses a radio talk show format to explain various aspects of car insurance. From the responses to questions from callers, students learn several key concepts and terms related to car insurance. The content for these videos was reviewed by members of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation.
Episode 1 of the Continuing Feducation Video Series, Understanding How a FICO Credit Score is Determined, provides a short overview of credit scores—how they are determined and why they are important.