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 video from the Explore Economics series helps kids understand that people are both consumers and producers. Kids learn that consumers buy goods and services to satisfy their wants and that producers make goods and services. Kids are encouraged to be producers by making a bookmark, and then to be consumers by using a bookmark to hold their place in a book. Students learn a song about goods and services.
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.