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Exploring valuesneedswantsp point2172g1

  1. 1. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Exploring Values, Needs & Wants
  2. 2. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 What are Values?  Something that is desirable, worthwhile, and important  Influenced by family, friends, teachers, coaches, television, and movies  Each person has different values which guide his/her daily decisions
  3. 3. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 Best Friend Advertisement  Write an advertisement for a best friend  Include at least five qualities or characteristics you desire or value in a friend  Describe why those qualities are important
  4. 4. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 Needs vs. Wants  Need - something necessary or required for life  Brainstorm examples of needs  Food, water, clothing and shelter
  5. 5. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 How Much Money Does A Person Need?  Families in India earn $1.00 to $2.00 a day.  Could your family live off $1.00 to $2.00 a day?  What do you think families in India think they NEED?  How do values influence needs?  You need shelter, but do you NEED a mansion?  You need clothes, but do you NEED designer clothes?
  6. 6. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 Needs vs. Wants  Want - something unnecessary but desired  May increase the quality of living or make a person happier  Brainstorm examples of wants  MP3 player, Play Station, designer clothes  How do values influence wants?  If being popular or having all of the newest gadgets is valued, a person may have a lot of wants
  7. 7. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 You Decide!  Car  Nike Sneakers  Hot Tub  Computer  Food  i-Pod  Cell Phone  Clothes
  8. 8. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 Spending Money  How do values influence how people spend money and make financial decisions?  If an individual values helping others, he may decide to give money to a church or other charitable groups  How do needs and wants influence how people spend money and make financial decisions?
  9. 9. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 Remember…  Value - Something that is desirable, worthwhile, and important  Need - something necessary or required for life  Want - something unnecessary but desired  A person’s values and perception of needs and wants influence personal financial decisions!
  10. 10. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Exploring Values, Needs & Wants Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona 2.17.2.G1 Remember…  Value - Something that is desirable, worthwhile, and important  Need - something necessary or required for life  Want - something unnecessary but desired  A person’s values and perception of needs and wants influence personal financial decisions!

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