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Alternative Financial Services Infographic
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Be an informed consumer. Understand the costs and benefits of various alternative financial services, such as payday loans, pawn shops, car title loans, rent-to-own, and refund anticipation checks. Compare these to more traditional financial services provided through banks and credit unions.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Banking Basics (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)
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There are many reasons to keep your money in a bank or credit union. The October 2020 issue of Page One Economics®: Focus on Finance describes what banks, credit unions, and online banks are and outlines things to consider when choosing where to have an account and what type of account to have.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Date Added:
01/08/2021
Banking, Money, Finance: Introduction to Government Debt and Treasuries
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This lesson discusses government debt and treasuries. It explains what it means that Federal Reserve Notes are issued by the Reserve Bank but are not an obligation on the government. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 12 of 24]

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Banks and Alternatives - Personal Finance 101 Conversations, Episode 19
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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?

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Videos
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money
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In this lesson, students hear a story about two little bears whose parents use several figures of speech relating to money. Students draw a picture of a bank and write a caption explaining their illustration. Students follow along with the story by listening for additional figures of speech and how they relate to the concepts of banks and interest. The students also construct a story map of an event in the story relating to why people choose to keep their money in banks.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Erin A. Yetter
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Capitalism and Political Economy
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This course is an introduction to economics for non-majors and political economy, with an emphasis on the moral and ethical problems that markets solve, and fail to solve. Taught by Professor Michael Munger of Duke University, this course includes full length lectures, links to readings, and a sample final exam.

Subject:
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Michael Munger
Date Added:
10/31/2017
Cards, Cars, and Currency Curriculum Unit
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Cards, Cars and Currency is a curriculum unit that challenges students to become involved in three specific areas of personal finance: credit cards, debit cards and purchasing a car.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
10/06/2014
Cards, Cars, and Currency Online Course for Teachers and Students
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Cards, Cars and Currency is a set of personal finance programs that encourages participants to learn about three areas of personal finance: credit cards, debit cards and purchasing a car. Cards, Cars and Currency includes five individual programs that can be used together or individually to enhance personal finance learning.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The Case of the Shrunken Allowance
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Students listen to a story about P.B. who thinks money is missing from the peanut butter jar on his window ledge. In addition to basic concepts of saving and spending, students learn currency equivalency and some measurement concepts.

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English Language Arts
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Mary C. Suiter
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Ella Saves Today E-book
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Young children are not likely to think past their piggy banks when it comes to safe places to set money aside for those special items. In this short e-book from our Ella's Adventures series, they'll learn that a bank account offers security and a return on savings.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Ella Saves Today Online Course for Teachers and Students
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Young children are not likely to think past their piggy banks when it comes to safe places to set money aside for those special items. In this short course from our Ella's Adventures series, your students will learn that a bank account offers security and a return on their savings.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Fees, Fees and More Fees: It all Adds Up - Personal Finance 101 Conversations, Episode 17
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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.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Videos
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Financial Bailout 6: Getting an equity infusion
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This 12-minute video lesson looks at how the bank gets bailed out by an equity infusion from a sovereign wealth fund. [Financial Bailout playlist: Lesson 6 of 15]

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Financial Bailout 7: Bank goes into bankruptcy
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This 10-mintue video lesson looks at what happens when there is no equity infusion and the bank goes in to bankruptcy. [Financial Bailout playlist: Lesson 7 of 15]

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
From Coins to Big Bucks: The Evolution of General-Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards
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Prepaid cards were invented to solve a problem: replacing coin usage in pay telephones. Since then, prepaid cards have evolved into a huge competitive market for general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards. Read more about GPR prepaid cards in the May 2015 inaugural edition of Page One Economics Focus on Finance.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Jeannette Bennett
Date Added:
09/11/2019