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Financial Framings

How Personal Financial Decisions Impact the Broader Economy


Financial Framings offers two sequential levels, each with accompanying activities and learning objectives.

Level 1: The Flow of Your Money teaches participants about the evolution of currency and the economy. Students then learn about the circular flow of money and how personal and economic situations can affect this flow. The Financial Framings introductory lesson can be taught in a period between one to two hours.

Circular Flow of Money Chart

Level 2: Real-World Economic Scenarios provides participants scenario cards they can use to apply what they learned in Level 1 to the Circular Flow of Money Chart. This activity helps students frame personal financial decisions within the larger local and global economies.

Topics Covered

  • Scarcity
  • Interest Rates
  • Savings
  • Sanctions
  • Employment
  • Regulations
  • Supply and Demand
  • Competition
  • Debt and Default


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"Financial Beginnings’ lessons were important. A lot of people might now save themselves from falling into too much debt. It might even prevent someone from having to foreclose on their home." - Student Participant