Unit 1 : Being Financially Responsible
Being Financially Responsible
Use these interactive capture sheets as a way to reflect on the modules and keep track of what you learned. Your future self will be glad you did!
Imagining Your Financial Future
What are your goals for the future? Learn about setting goals and financial success strategies to help you reach those goals.
Setting SMART Goals
How can you increase your chances of reaching your financial goals? Learn the value of creating goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound.
Money habits include the ways you spend, save, and talk about money. Learn the differences between good and bad money habits and how to form good money habits.
Budgeting for Success
Is one way of budgeting better than another? Discover Learn about different approaches to budgeting and how technology can make budgeting easier.
What should you think about before making a purchase? Learn to analyze your spending choices and the factors that affect your spending, so you can think before you spend.
Supplemental Resource Links
Find out how to set goals, determine milestones, and develop good money habits.
Review these tips for staying focused on your financial goals. Which ones would work well for you? Do you have any to add to the list?
Explore a five-category approach to budgeting, strategies to create a spending plan, and how budgeting can reduce stress.
You might know your astrological sign, but what about your money sign? Check out this video and see which of the six money signs you relate to the most.
Could you use some support reaching financial or other goals? Apps like StickK (and others) can help you to set goals and track your progress.
Use this interactive budgeting tool to create a monthly spending and saving plan. Then see if your income is enough to cover your expenses.
Take this 10-question quiz and find out if you are a value-based planner, laid-back balancer, short-term strategist, or confident money manager. Discover just what that means.
Is social media influencing your spending? Check out this 10-minute video and think about how often you see ads and branded content online.
After entering income and expenses, use this calculator to determine whether a budget is balanced.