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Financial Framings

Introduction to How Personal Financial Decisions Impact the Broader Economy

Financial Framings offers two sequential levels, each with accompanying activities and learning objectives.

Level 1: The Flow of Your Money teaches participants about the evolution of currency and the economy. Students then learn about the circular flow of money and how personal and economic situations can affect this flow. The Financial Framings introductory lesson can be taught in a period between one to two hours.

Circular Flow of Money Chart

Level 2: Real-World Economic Scenarios provides participants scenario cards they can use to apply what they learned in Level 1 to the Circular Flow of Money Chart. This activity helps students frame personal financial decisions within the larger local and global economies.

Topics Covered

  • Scarcity
  • Interest Rates
  • Savings
  • Sanctions
  • Employment
  • Regulations
  • Supply and Demand
  • Competition
  • Debt and Default

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Contact your local affiliate to sign up for our no-cost, full service Financial Framings program.

"I learned that financial goals are a good thing for people to have. I made a short-term goal of getting a new car once I graduate and a long-term goal of owning a home." - Student Participant