SS8E3: Personal Finance

Developing a personal financial management plan is important for all individuals and families. Explore the process of saving money and learn the importance of budgeting when it comes to spending money. The resources on this page are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for eighth grade Georgia Studies: SS8E3 Explain the principles of effective personal money management.

Essential Questions for Personal Finance

  1. How should you spend, save, and invest your money?
  2. How is opportunity cost associated with purchases?
  3. Why can’t you always buy what you want?

Primary Source Exploration for Personal Finance

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