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Printable Financial Literacy Resources 

A World Without Cash

Do you still carry cash? There are many options for cashless spending today. Explore the pros and cons of cashless spending and the impact that apps and credit/debit cards can have on spending and security.

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Applying for Financial Aid with FAFSA

Do you need help paying for college? Learn how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college.

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Career Decisions 

Is it possible to love your job? Create a plan based on your interests and talents, and learn how to set goals to help achieve that plan. Play the interactive resource and keep track of your learning on the document.

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Extracurricular Expenses 

Your class is taking a trip to the capital, and it costs $300. How can you possibly afford that? Explore how to budget for extracurricular activities that are part of many students' high school experiences. Play the interactive resource and keep track of your learning on the document.

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Grades Count!

Do your grades really matter? Explore the consequence of grades and other factors that can affect college options and scholarships.

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The Money Jar Podcasts

Are you curious about careers, money issues, or entrepreneurship, and looking for something a little different? A podcast series from Junior Achievement Radio asks the questions families and kids care about by interviewing people with the right expertise. For details about the podcast series, download the attached overview document. Listen Online. 

Interpreting a Financial Award Letter

Are you having trouble understanding a financial aid letter? Learn how to interpret a financial aid award letter and negotiate for more aid.

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Investing for Retirement

Do you dream of some day retiring on a sunny beach? Learn how and why people fund their retirement.

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Job Loss

What would you do if you lost your job? Explore some ways to prepare for and manage job loss.

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Mortgages 

Is owning a home in your future? Learn the basics about mortgages, including what a mortgage payment consists of and the initial expenses for obtaining a mortgage.

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My Financial Future and Debt

Are you worried about paying for college? Learn about some ways to pay for post-secondary education.

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Paying for Post-Secondary Education 

Are you worried about paying for college? Learn about some ways to pay for post-secondary education.

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Philanthropy

It feels good to help others. Have you considered how to make charitable giving part of your financial plan? Explore the emotional, social, and financial benefits of charitable giving and how you can plan for it.

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Planning for Financial Success

Have you thought about your financial future? Learn more about the benefits of financial goal planning.

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Problem-Solving Tool

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Sales and Property Taxes

Taxes are unavoidable, and they can affect your financial decision making. Learn more about the impact taxes have on your decisions. Play the interactive resource and keep track of your learning on the document.

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The IRS W-4 Form

Why is the amount on your paycheck different from the amount you earned? Learn about the process of withholding money from your paychecks to pay taxes.

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Unexpected Expenses 

Accidents happen. Have you ever had an unexpected expense? Learn how unexpected expenses can impact your budget and how an emergency fund can help.

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Printable Work Readiness Resources 

10-Year Goal Plan

Do you have long-term goals? You will need to set short- and mid-term goals to help achieve them. You should also understand the types of choices that could keep you from reaching your long-term goals. Complete this assignment to help you consider a plan for reaching your goals.

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Creating an Infographic

Create an infographic to organize your credentials. You can use it to present your background to potential employers or to pursue education after high school.

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Getting to Know Excel 

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Getting to Know PowerPoint

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Getting to Know Word

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How to Craft an Elevator Pitch

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JA Access Your Future 

JA Access Your Future is an app that helps teens, their parents and teachers break down the cost of achieving young people's career goals into real, easy-to-understand numbers. Created jointly by Junior Achievement USA and PwC, JA Access Your Future helps teens explore potential future income from a desired career and evaluate the cost of post-secondary education to help them make informed decisions. In JA Access Your Future, teens can assess more than 100 careers, see what levels of education are required, then calculate the cost of education. Teens can then adjust the level of money they and their parents may contribute, combined with student loans they may need to secure. At the end of the exercise, teens are given a Return on Investment (ROI) score between 1 and 5. The score helps teens and their parents create a roadmap for success that will take them from choosing a career to calculating the cost of achieving it.

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JA My Way

JA My Way

JA My Way provides tips and tools to put students' careers on the express track. They'll take a Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. They'll explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, and get tips to start a business at My Business!

JA Assembling Your Career

JA Assembling Your Career

JA Assembling Your Career helps provide middle school and high school students with practical information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers and ways students can prepare for these careers while still in school.

My Work Values and Responsibilities

What do employers look for in employees? Learn why soft skills and work ethic are important to employers.

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Project Managment (Online Activity)

Do you have a project you need to manage? Use these project management tutorials to learn the basics of managing projects.

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Soft-Skills Assessment

If your goal is to succeed, in school, work, or life in general, some skills--known as soft skills--can help you. Use this handout to evaluate yourself and work on a plan for success.

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Printable Entrepreneurship Resources 

Entrepreneurial Strengths and Talents

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Explore some of the traits of entrepreneurs and find ways to build your skills.

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On Your Own, Entrepreneurial Lessons

If you have a business idea and would like some guidance on what to do next, check out these entrepreneurial activities.

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