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The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.
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Setting goals/whāinga paetae

Show evidence of some financial goals you have set for yourself.

Evaluate the importance of setting goals and justify why it is important for individuals to set personal financial goals.

Examine how products may have different prices depending on brand choices. Choose two products and record their different brand prices. With your understanding of percentages, calculate the percentage differences in prices between brands. Suggest possible items Simon could recommend his family purchases for the picnic in Planning a family picnic

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Setting goals/whāinga paetae

View the setting goals/whāinga paetae PowerPoint. Discuss why it is important for teenagers to set financial goals/whāinga paetae.

Define needs and wants.

List the last five items you purchased and categorise them as needs or wants. Decide whether you would have bought these items if you had analysed whether they were needs or wants before your purchase.

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Setting goals/whāinga paetae

Complete a spending diary using ten recent purchases. Use the diary to identify areas for goal/whāinga paetae setting or possible savings/te whakaputu. 

Select an item from an electronics catalogue to the value of $100.00. Source the item on a range of online sites and find the best price. Make sure you have calculated the price in New Zealand dollars and included any shipping costs.

Use this savings calculator tool to plan your saving/te whakaputu for a future goal/whāinga paetae. Adjust the amounts you put in to see whether you can add more to your savings/te whakaputu.

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Setting goals/whāinga paetae

Create an ad on goal setting/whāinga paetae that will appear on public transport or on a public transport route. Use Thinklinker 10 to help you.

Create an infographic explaining a process people can use before making a purchase.

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

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Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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