Your Money Attitude

ObjectiveTo help teens develop a positive and confident attitude towards money.
Description Teen Money Attitude

Thinking about how you view money and deciding how you would like to view money is an important part of your financial literacy. Answer the following questions for yourself and discover what your financial attitudes are.

Steps:

1. Get some paper and a pencil and answer the following questions for yourself. 

  • How do you feel about money? (Does it scare you? Do you feel awkward talking about it or thinking about it? Would you rather just ignore it because it's easier that way? Do you understand money? Do you like money? Does it make you feel powerful or secure? Do you find earning money exciting?)
  • Why do you think you feel that way? (What experiences have you had with money that shaped you feelings about money?)
  • What are some questions that you have about money?
  • What do you wish you knew more about?

 

2. Take a look at other people's financial attitudes. Ask a few of your friends or family members the following questions.

  • How do you feel about money?
  • Why do you feel that way?
  • What is the best financial advice you ever received?
  • How has money impacted your life?
  • What do you wish you could understand better about money?

 

3. Do a little research and try to answer the questions that you had about money.

4. Think about your attitude towards money. Do you like the way you feel about money? If not how could you change your attitude? Did someone say something about money that made a lot of sense to you? 

5. Set one or two goals to help you feel more confident about money. Make you goals very short and achievable. For example:"I want to learn what a mortgage is?", would be a short term and achievable goal.

Note: Money is nothing to be afraid of! In fact the more you know about money and how it works the more empowered and confident you will be in your financial decisions.

 

 

Complete When

Mark this activity as complete when you have examined your personal financial attitudes, interviewed at least one other person and you have achieved your goals.

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Age Range 9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18   
Activity Type Lesson
Tags Money  Personal Finances  Setting Goals 
CreatedCindyCindy
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