My Future Budget

My Future Budget


  • Laptops
  • Have website recommendations ready for research before activity (groceries, housing, cell phones, etc.)
  • Print and copy handouts
  • Google Classroom with recommendation links available to students for easy research or provide links for easy research
  • Link to free resource on Teachers Pay Teachers:




  1. Give students some knowledge and understanding on the importance of a budget.
  2. Show students a sample budget on a worksheet or in a powerpoint
  3. Allow students to work in groups of 2
  4. Students will create a budget with little to no assistance. Please provide support as necessary



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Grade Range: 7 – 8 

Time: 50-60 Minutes


Synopsis: Students will be asked to think of a career and make a financial budget based on their career of choice.