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Summary Paragraph

Money Habitudes curriculum introduces teens to the human side of money. The curriculum helps teens closely examine how they personally relate to money, and why it matters. The five lessons explore the different ways people behave around money, as well as the hidden symbolism and sources of these actions. Teens also discover how their new insights can improve both relationships and financial stress.

Curriculum Purpose

The curriculum aims to help teens learn the role of money in society and why they need to learn about it; their assumptions and expectations about money in their own lives; the many hidden meanings that people attach to money, and how these are reflected in different behaviors; how socio-cultural, family, and life experiences influence individual financial behavior; the role of individual personality and emotions in forming financial behaviors; common "money personalities" and the advantages and disadvantages of each; and how to use this information to gain control, set and reach goals, and enhance relationships.

Curriculum Type Healthy Marriage / Relationship
Edition 2011
Other Versions Available Yes- Money Habitudes II is adapted for at-risk, low resource young adults
Total Hours 5.00 to 7.50 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency Allows for flexible schedules as each setting requires to teach all five lessons.
Frequency Flexible Yes
Delivery Format In-Person
Optional Topic Areas Available Yes
Supplemental Facilitator Aids Available Yes
Curriculum Has Been Evaluated Yes
Other Languages Available Not Specified

Target Learner Characteristics

Age Teens
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Not Specified
Education / Literacy Level High School
Relationship Status Teenager Relationships
Military Family Not Specified
Incarcerated Father Not Specified
Non-residental Father Not Specified
Multi-partner Family Not Specified
Step Family Not Specified
Expectant Family Not Specified
Parents Not Specified
Relationship In-Distress Not Specified

Contact Information



Basic Instructional Materials Instructor's manual; journal; activity cards; CDs; posters
Basic Materials Cost $245.00
Additional Training Costs Yes
Copies Can Be Made Yes
Discounts Yes

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is Available Yes

Evaluation Tools

Customer Satisfaction Survey Available Not Specified
Pre/Post Tests Available Not Specified
Additional Cost Not Specified
Test Grading Options Not Specified

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications The content is non-technical in nature, but teachers should have some understanding of financial literacy and course work. Facilitators should be sensitive and aware in group discussion as family issues may arise.
Additional Teaching Requirements Not Specified
Technology Requirements Not Specified
Instructional Approach Not Specified
Who Attends Teenagers
Group Size Not Specified
Facilitator Training Required No

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