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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 financial well-being.

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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Teacher guide

Reflecting on what's worth saving for (guide)

Student materials

Reflecting on what's worth saving for (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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