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It's a Money Thing

Get money smart, one topic at a time

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Become financially proficient in a matter of minutes. These quick videos explain and interpret key financial information to help you make sense of your money.

 

Click on each of the lessons to learn more about the topic. Check back, new topics will be introduced monthly!

 

Choosing Your Financial Institution


Featured Topics

Understanding Compound Interest IAMTNavigating Income Loss - It's A Money Thing Lesson iconBest Practices for Every Budget IAMT

 

Introducing Lesson Plans

Are you looking for more ways to help your student learn about money? We're here to help! We now offer lesson plans on select IAMT topics. Each plan includes:

  • Clearly-defined learning objectives
  • Step-by-step instructions for preparing and teaching your lesson
  • Group and individual activities
  • Presentation (average of 25 slides)
  • Quizzes and answer keys

Lesson Plan Library

 

 Earning Income

 

 Income Essentials IAMTWork or College? IAMTHow to Save on Tuition IAMT

 

Acing the Job Interview IAMTLet's Talk Taxes IAMTCommon Money Beliefs IAMT

 

Earn Money Online IAMTWorking From Home - It's A Money Thing Lesson iconWriting a Business Plan IAMT

 

Navigating Income Loss - It's A Money Thing Lesson icon

 Spending

 

 Know Your Checking Account IAMTBest Practices for Every Budget IAMTBuilding a Budget IAMT

 

Good vs Bad Spending IAMTLiving on Your Own IAMTIncome Essentials IAMT

 

Save Money on Groceries IAMTPaying for Pets - It's a Money Thing Lesson #43

 Saving

 

 Understanding Inflation IAMTPay Yourself First IAMTEmergency Fund Boot Camp IAMT

 

Responding to financial emergencies It's A Money Thing ImageAvoiding Lifestyle Creep - IAMT IAMT - Saving with New Skills

 Credit

 

 Credit Score Breakdown IAMTBoosting Your Credit Score IAMTComparing Cards IAMT

 

Using Your Credit Card IAMT

 Borrowing

 

Loan Basics IAMTStudent Loans IAMTLeasing vs Buying a New Car IAMT

 

Predatory Lending IAMTOwning Vs. Renting a Home IAMTDemystifying Mortgages IAMT

 

Strategies for Debt Repayment IAMT

 

  Investing

 

 Saving for Retirement IAMTUnderstanding Compound Interest IAMTInvestment Vehicles IAMT

 

The Rule of 72 IAMTStock Market Trends IAMT

 

 Managing Risk

 

Foiling Identity Theft IAMTHow to Spot Scams IAMTIntro to Insurance IAMT

 

Organizing Your Finances IAMT 

 

 Credit Union Advantage

Choosing Your Financial Institution IAMTGrowing Your Money Locally IAMTCredit Union Myths IAMT

 

Co-operative Principles IAMT 

 

 It's A Money Thing Junior

 

Saving Money - IAMT JuniorBorrowing Money | It's A Money Thing Junior imageIAMT Jr - Making Money Square1

 

Spending Money - IAMT Junior