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Unit 3: Making a spending plan

Teaching goals

The goal of this unit is to help the learner make a plan for spending for one month.

Learning targets

After developing a spending plan, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify three ways a spending plan will be helpful.
  • Track their spending for one week.
  • Show whether or not income and expenses are in balance.
  • Change their spending plan if income changes.


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Action pages

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