You have probably heard about the growing economy in the news. Does that mean that all families are doing better? Check out the article below from the Tampa Bay Times, entitled: In a Good Economy Report Reveals Grim News for Florida Families. Based on the title, what do you think this article will be about? Why do you think there is "grim news" for some Florida Families? Now read the article. What are some of the problems families are facing? Think about your financial future. Conduct some online research to help prepare for a better financial future. Chances are, you will not have the same job for your entire life. In addition, skills will change over time. What are some decisions people can make to improve their future income?
Financial Literacy Standards
SS.8.FL.1.2 Identify the many decisions people must make over a lifetime about their education, jobs, and careers that affect their incomes and job opportunities.
SS.8.FL.1.4 Examine the fact that people with less education and fewer job skills tend to earn lower incomes than people with more education and greater job skills.
SS.912.FL.1.3 Evaluate ways people can make more informed education, job, or career decisions by evaluating the benefits and costs of different choices.