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Dirk avoids five financial disasters


Students experience an interactive adventure about financial disasters that can happen to new servicemembers then work as a group to write a short, persuasive speech about how to avoid those disasters.

Big idea

Too much debt can be hazardous to your future financial security.

Essential questions

  • How can I avoid misusing credit?
  • How can I create savings and a safety net for emergencies?


  • Describe how to avoid five common financial disasters
  • Understand why it’s a good idea to save for emergencies

What students will do

  • Complete an online, interactive adventure independently or as a group.
  • As a group, write a short persuasive speech about a financial disaster.
  • Reflect on how to avoid five common financial disasters.

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