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Creating a buying plan


Students practice creating a buying plan and apply this strategy to provide buying advice to others.

Big idea

A buying plan can support the purchase of expensive products or services.   

Essential questions

  • What is a buying plan?  

  • Why is a buying plan helpful?


  • Understand situations when a buying plan may be useful

  • Apply a five-step buying plan process to making a major purchase  

What students will do

  • Discuss their personal experience with spending money on big-ticket items.

  • Create buying plans for two big-ticket items they may purchase in the future.

  • Write an advice column with answers to readers’ questions.

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Teacher guide

Creating a buying plan (guide)

Student materials

Creating a buying plan (worksheet)

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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