Hello Students! Here you will find extension activities for all students in Personal Finance at PLHS. All work can be completed at home in whatever method works best for you. This can be a digital word document, a picture of a handwritten notebook, or any other appropriate method. Please email with your work by the Friday of each week, and with any questions you may have.
ACTIVITY #1; Current Events
Directions: Choose an interesting and relevant news story. You can choose from omaha.com, cnn10.com, or any other website that has news content. First, write the headline of your story along with where you found it in the. Next, summarize the story in a minimum of two sentences.
ACTIVITY #2; Checking Account Fees
Checking accounts often serve as the foundation of managing one’s finances. However, when signing up for an account, the importance of reading the fine print cannot be overemphasized. Many checking accounts come with fees and users are charged - sometimes multiple times a day - for transactions they thought were covered!
In this activity, you will pick a cartoon that is provided below and analyze how it portrays the importance of understanding the costs and fees associated with your checking account.
ACTIVITY #3; Analyzing a Bank Statement