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Avoiding overdraft fees

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Students design a poster or pamphlet to inform consumers about their options for avoiding checking account overdraft fees.

Big idea

Understanding checking account overdrafts and ways to avoid overdraft fees can help you manage your money.  

Essential questions

  • What is an overdraft?
  • How can I avoid overdraft fees? 

Objectives

  • Review information about overdraft fees
  • Create an informational poster or pamphlet on how to avoid overdraft fees

What students will do

  • Review two Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) resources on overdraft fees.
  • Create an informational poster or pamphlet on how to avoid overdraft fees.

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