Students will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of creating a personal budget, also known as a spending plan.
- List common personal expenses that may appear on an income and expense statement.
- Analyze a personal budget and make recommendations for improved financial well-being.
Prior to introducing students to Mint, we recommend teachers read through the Curriculum Overview (Section 1) to get acquainted with each activity and review the Curriculum Orientation (section 2). The Mint simulation is a hands on activity that lets students analyze and create a budget. Use Mint Answer Keys as a teacher guide.
For students to be able to access Mint successfully, they must use the same computer or device every time they access Mint. Otherwise, they will be forced to re-create a new account. Paid advertisements appear in Intuit Mint. The Council for Economic Education does not endorse or evaluate the advertised product, service, or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement.
Assign your students the Budgeting for Income and Expense Quiz using ReadyAssessments, a free assessment tool.
In this personal Finance Activity students will use Mint, a real-world personal finance app, to follow Isaiah throughout the year and learn about budgeting for income and expenses.