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James resists impulse spending


Students experience an interactive adventure exploring impulse spending and answer questions about their own financial habits.

Big idea

Advertisements, peers, and your impulses can influence your spending decisions.

Essential questions

  • How do my feelings about myself and other people affect my spending decisions?
  • How do I avoid spending and start saving?


  • Explain how both internal and external factors affect spending decisions
  • Describe ways to make saving a habit

What students will do

  • Complete an online, interactive adventure independently or as a group.
  • Practice creating a plan for saving.
  • Answer questions about their spending habits.

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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.

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