Supplementary resources by topic. Money Management and Budgeting is one of 51 key economics concepts identified by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) for high school classes.

Money Management and Budgeting

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Definitions and Basics
In the News and Examples
A Little History: Primary Sources and References
Advanced Resources
Related Topics

Definitions and Basics

How to build your first budget, at MSN.com.

Angelica Trummell, 22, just graduated from college — and went off the parental dole. Like millions of other college graduates, she’s trying to figure out how to make ends meet now that Mom and Dad won’t be sending checks every month….

Making a Budget, at SocialStudiesforKids.com.

One thing that every good money manager does is make a budget.

What is a budget? It’s a means of keeping track of exactly how much money is coming in and exactly how much money is going out. If you own a company or you get an allowance, you want to know how much money you have at any given time. You don’t want to run out of money, so you won’t have any when you really need it. You also don’t want to assume that you don’t have any money when you really do have more than enough to pay for something….

In the News and Examples

MSN’s Planning Home page, at MSN.com.

This MSN website on household budgeting and planning has a variety of articles divided into topics such as Retirement, Savings, Insurance, Family/College. Articles address a range of ages and concerns, such as Money in Your 20s, Managing college costs, 9 ways to build a killer credit score, and Saving for Retirement.

Budget Worksheet, at About.com.

Sample budget worksheet, with printable version.

Budgeting your time is analogous to budgeting your money: Time Management Tips For High School Students, at CollegeBoard.com.

Does it seem like there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done? Feel like you’re always running late? Here are some tips for taking control of your time and organizing your life….

 

A Little History: Primary Sources and References

Advanced Resources

Related Topics

Credit

Compound Interest

Saving and Investing

Inflation

Money

Budget Deficits and Public Debt