ORIENTATION TO BUSINESS
Financial planning helps you use your money to get the most out of life. A financial plan, or budget, is a decision-making tool based on the basic principles of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost. Without a financial plan, impulse buying may make it difficult to "make ends meet," no matter your income. Equipped with an understanding of financial planning, students are better able to adapt to ever-changing economic conditions
Bank it or Bust
The goal of this game is to budget expenses with the aim of saving for a short-term purchase (a car), and to see the results of saving over a long-term for a larger purchase (a home). Players assume the role of a teen working a full-time retail job for the summer. Players develop a weekly budget of expenses, modifying their behavior so as to create savings. Then, players move through the ten weeks of summer vacation, with each week presenting an opportunity for savings or spending.