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Investment in Yourself 1.1.9. Family Economics & Financial Education Take Charge of Your Finances. Influences. Value – a fundamental belief or practice about what is desirable, worthwhile, and important to an individual.

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investment in yourself 1 1 9

Investment in Yourself 1.1.9

Family Economics & Financial Education

Take Charge of Your Finances

influences
Influences
  • Value – a fundamental belief or practice about what is desirable, worthwhile, and important to an individual.
  • Goal – the end result of something a person intends to acquire, do, reach, or accomplish sometime in the near or distant future.
  • Need – something thought to be a necessity
  • Want – something unnecessary but desired
human capital
Human Capital

Human Capital – skills acquired through a process of self investment.

What are examples of things you can do to increase human capital?

Summer jobs

Volunteer

Extra-curricular activities

education vs income
Education vs. Income

“Education is essential in getting a high-paying job. In fact, for all but 1 of the 50 highest paying occupations, a college degree or higher is the most significant source of education or training. Air traffic controller is the only occupation of the 50 highest paying for which this is not the case”

2004 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Tomorrow's Jobs

Higher Education = Higher Estimated Lifetime Earnings

education vs income activity
Education vs. Income Activity

Stand up with your colored square

“Everyone standing represents the people who started high school. This activity will show the different paths people can choose during their lifetime and the different results.”

Based upon 2010 US Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

orange
Orange

If you are holding an orange card please sit.

These 3 people represent 15.2% of the U.S. population who did not graduate from high school or earn a GED. On average, they earn $33,913 per year, the lowest wages of all workers

Congratulations! Everyone remaining finished high school.

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Red

If you are holding a red card please sit.

These 4 people represent 25.2% of the U.S. population who graduated from high school or earned a GED. On average, in the United States, they earn $46,938 per year.

Congratulations! The remaining decided to further their education.

green
Green

If you are holding a green card please sit.

These 4 people represent 21.8% of the U.S. population who dropped out of college without finishing a degree. On average, in the United States, they earn $54,881 per year.

Congratulations! The remaining finished some kind of post-secondary education.

yellow
Yellow

If you are holding a yellow card please sit.

These 2 people represent 8.9% of the U.S. population who received their associate degree. On average, in the United States, they earn $64,537 per year. Jobs requiring an associates degree are expected to grow 32% between 2010-2016. These people are prepared for this significant change in the job market.

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Blue

If you are holding a blue card please sit.

These 4 people represent 18.7% of the U.S. population who received their bachelor's degree. On average, in the United States, they will earn $88,948 per year, which is more than twice what a high school graduate earns.

purple
Purple

If you are holding a purple card please sit.

These 2 people represent 10.2% of the U.S. population who have completed their graduate or professional degree. On average, in the United States, they earn $115,179 per year.

traits of successful workers
Traits of successful workers
  • Traits employers seek include:
    • Extra curricular activities
    • Member of school organization
    • Part time job
  • Possible job sources
    • Internet
    • Newspaper
    • Networking
review
Review
  • Degree levels
    • How long does it take to obtain each degree?
    • What is an example of a job you can get with each degree?
  • What traits do employers look for in employees?
  • What are sources to use to find a job?