Finance Unit 3

3 Finance – How Are You Going to Pay for That

Day 1 – VB #9 Choosing & Balancing a Checking Account

  • Reading Packet and Mind Map
  • Modified Math
  •  Articles:
    • Article5 Reasons Why You Need a Checking Account
  • Videos:
    • Video: Why Should We Use a Bank? & 5 Reasons Why You Need a Checking Account
    • Video: Spent: Looking for Change
    • Video: How Does Checking Account Work?
    • Video: Prepaid Cards & 9 Things You Need to Know About Prepaid Cards
  • Worksheet/Activities:

Day 2 – Checking: Reading the Fine Print

  •  Articles:
    • Banks Rearrange Transactions in Order to Charge More Overdraft Fees & Transaction Infraction: How Bank Practices Increase Overdraft Fees
    • ASIC’s MoneySmart Top Tips on Checking Your Bank Statement
  • Videos:
    • Video: How to Start Using Your Checking Account Properly  
    • VideoBank Overdraft Fees
    • Video: 3 Mobile Banking Alerts Everyone Should Activate
  • Worksheet/Activities/interactions:
    • Transactions Infraction:  How Bank Practices Increase Overdraft Fees
    • Fine Print Bank Statement

Day 3 – Classic Checking Skills

Day 4 – VB #10 – Using Online Banking

  • Articles:
    • Infographic: The Evolution of Personal Banking
    • Article: 8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Checking Account
    • Article: Online Bill Pay: What It Is and Why You Should Use It
    • Article: 10 Online and Mobile Security Tips
    • Article: How to Open a Checking Account: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Videos:
    • Video: Pay Day 101: Direct Deposit
    • Video: Online & Mobile Banking for All
    • Video: Using Apple Pay in the Real World
    • Video: Ally Bank Commercial: Accept It
  • Worksheet/Activities/Interactive

Day 5 – Select a Checking Account and Test

  • Articles:
    • Article: How to Open a Checking Account: Before You Apply
    • Article: What’s the Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions
    • Article: Student Checking Account Comparison at the Top 10 U.S. Banks
  • Videos:
    • Video: Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Bank
  • Worksheet/Activities/Interactive
    • Activity: COMPARE: Selecting a Checking Account







Old Material

Classroom Materials:

Unit 2 Readings Cover Sheet

Virtual Business


Practical Application activity