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Budgeting Strategies for Teens (Flex)

In this 7-week flex course, students will use the interactive platform Nearpod to create a budget using various strategies and specifically for home, transportation, and food.
Brooke Martinez
34 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
No live meetings
Over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 23 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Nov 20 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 7

Nov 7 - Dec 25 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 - Jan 22, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
Week 1: Budgeting for Teens
-Differentiate between income and expenses
-Classify expenses into needs or wants
-Think critically about how daily choices impact their budget now and in the future
Week 2: Budgeting Strategies
-Define wealth and differentiate it from “having lots of fancy stuff”
-Understand the  importance of creating a budget and paying themselves first
-Describe the key aspects of three popular budgeting strategies - 50/30/20, Zero-based, and Cash Envelope
Week 3: Complete a Budget
-Differentiate between gross and net pay
-Create a budget
-Research and choose appropriate budgeting apps
Week 4: Budgeting in the Gig Economy
-Define the gig economy and freelancing
-Understand the financial implications of working in the gig economy
-Acknowledge the importance of saving if you work a gig job
Week 5: Budgeting for Your Home
-List factors to consider when deciding where to live
-Describe benefits of having a roommate and how to set themselves up for success in living with others
-Find and rent their first apartment
-Budget for utilities and renters insurance
-Decide whether to rent or buy a home
Week 6: Budgeting for Transportation
-Identify different options for car ownership and the costs associated with these options
-Conduct online research regarding the cost of car ownership
-Make decisions to budget effectively in order to meet transportation needs
Week 7: Budgeting for Food
-Implement a variety of strategies to save money on groceries
-Calculate the unit price on common grocery items
-Understand how dining out affects your finances
I am from the United States and have been teaching various business, marketing, and finance courses for 13 years. I have taught both at the high school and collegiate level. I teach both in person and online but online is my favorite! I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Information Technology Education, a Masters in Business Administration and a PhD in Online Education. 
I am very excited to work with all of you through Outschool!
Exit ticket at the end of the lesson.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.


Brooke Martinez
Lives in the United States
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34 total reviews
134 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm Dr. Brooke. I'm from Utah (United States). I teach business classes both face to face and online. I've been teaching Financial Literacy, Marketing, and Business Classes for 13 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business... 
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