"Don't get sidetracked by people who are not on track".



Monday, October 22, 2018

Did You Know: In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • Start a Journal about Money Management - open a Word document or Google Doc and answer these questions? Please make sure you title your document "Money Management"
    1. Explain your self control with money. (Do you have self control? When you see something you absolutely want, what and you have the money what do you do?)
    2. How are your spending habits working for you? (Do you spend money as soon as you get it? Do you save your money?)
    3. What are your good (and bad) spending habits?
    4. What influences how you spend your money?
    5. Watch videos:
      1. Are people who are successful at something smarter, on average? (according to research)
      2. LIST three things you have accomplished because you worked hard at them. They may or may not be school related

Did You Know: 32% of Americans say they complete a detailed written monthly budget; on the flip side, that means ⅔ of Americans do not follow a monthly budget (Gallup 2013).

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Did You Know: In 46 of 50 states, women hold more than 50% of the minimum wage jobs (National Women’s Law Center 2014).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • 3 Journal Questions:
    • Amazon is called the "Everything Store." How many products do they carry? THE ANSWER: 562 MILLION
    • 7. With so many items in their "store," do you find it easy or difficult to find what you are looking for on their website? 
    • 8. What can Amazon do that a traditional brick and mortar store cannot do? 
    • 9. A typical Costco store only carries about 4,000 items and is succeeding based on consumer demand. How do you think they can compete against a company like Amazon? 
  • Continue the Budgeting Unit

Did You Know: 75.3 million people in the United States work jobs in which they’re paid an hourly wage as opposed to an annual salary (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013).  

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Journal Questions: (College spending)
    • 10. You’re in a business class and the professor gives tough assignments so you often collaborate with other students and join study groups. The people you meet there are smart and cool. They propose group bowling on Saturday and everyone gets excited. You know that you don’t have enough money, but everyone’s going. What do you say?
    • 11. You met Alex a few months ago in your freshman seminar and you’ve been really close friends since then. On your birthday, Alex got you a $50 gift card to your favorite shoe store. You found out that Alex’s birthday is coming up this weekend. You really don’t have enough money to buy a gift, but all your friends are buying gifts and asking what you plan to buy as a birthday present. What do you do?
  • Upload your Journal to Google Classroom
  • Continue the Budgeting Unit

Did You Know: Budgets are a necessary tool for financial success. They’re the only practical way to get a grip on your spending and to make sure your money is being used the way you want it to be used.


Have a great weekend!

 "Most people don't plan to fail; they just fail to plan." - This really relates to money and how we spend money.