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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 be helpful when making major purchases.

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 blog to answers to readers’ questions about spending.

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