Theme 4 Lesson 12:
Types of Savings Plans and Investments

The students learn about various types of government-insured savings instruments, noting the advantages and disadvantages of each. They learn that savings and investment instruments carry various types of risk, including inflation risk, interest rate risk, and financial risk. They also learn that risk must be measured against reward.

Visuals & Activities


  • Cost
  • Deposit
  • Financial Risk
  • Inflation
  • Inflation Risk
  • Interest
  • Interest Rate
  • Interest Rate Risk
  • Money
  • Money Market Deposit Account
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Portfolio
  • Risk
  • Saving
  • Savings
  • Savings Account

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