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Miya plans for her future


Students experience an interactive adventure about how to build and protect wealth over time and then answer questions about what to consider when planning for the future.

Big idea

The spending and savings decisions you make today affect your financial security tomorrow.

Essential questions

  • How can I begin to build wealth today for tomorrow?
  • How can different types of investments impact long-term financial growth?


  • Explain how to build wealth by creating a financial plan and by saving and investing money
  • Understand the basics of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and consider how the TSP fits into plans for the future

What students will do

  • Complete an online, interactive adventure independently or as a group.
  • Use a Thrift Savings Plan calculator to answer questions about how their savings choices now can impact their future financial well-being.
  • Identify their savings and investment priorities and steps they can take to achieve their goals.

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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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