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Reflecting on what’s worth saving for


Using the strategies of reflective writing, students create a personal statement sharing their hopes and dreams of things they would like to have or accomplish in the future.

Big idea

Saving money can help you achieve your financial goals.

Essential questions

  • Why is saving money a good financial strategy?
  • What do you feel is worth saving for?


  • Use the reflective writing process to identify savings goals
  • Begin to plan for spending and savings decisions that are aligned with personal goals and values

What students will do

  • Describe one or two things they’d like to have but can’t afford right now.
  • Analyze why these things are worth saving for.
  • Explain how having these things will enhance their life.

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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.