1. Which of the following phrases means “the ability to understand how to manage your
2. Identify the following as needs or wants. Fill in one circle for each item.
A place to live
3. If your full-time job has a salary of $1,600 every two weeks, how much you will you
receive in your paycheck every two weeks?
Less than $1,600
More than $1,600
4. Give one example of a tip on how you could help your family save money. For example,
turn off the lights when you leave a room.
5. A budget is just another name for a plan for how you will spend your money.
6. Banks use computers, so it is not necessary for people who have checking accounts to
periodically make sure that the balance they think is in the checking account matches
what the bank says is in the checking account.
7. Imagine you purchased a CD at Best Buy on October 10, 2011, for $12.60. Look at the
check below and answer the following questions. Place the correct number in each blank.
The first question is completed for you as an example.
Which number identifies the check number? ___1___
Which number identifies the bank’s routing number? ______
Which number identifies the owner’s account number? ______
Where would you place your signature? ______
Where would you write the words “Best Buy”? ______
Where would you write the number “$12.60”? ______
8. Goals can be short-term or long-term, but all goals should follow the SMART
mnemonic. SMART is an abbreviation for:
S = __________________________________
9. A budget should include a line for putting money aside in case of an emergency.
10. Income paid to an individual by the federal government after the worker retires is
11. A retirement savings plan that many employers will match contributions made by
employees is called:
12. Middle school students are too young to open a savings account at a bank or credit
13. For which of the following can banks or credit unions charge fees? Select all that apply.
Closing an account
Making a deposit
Having a checking account
Providing you with checks to use
14. Steve and Megan both need a loan for $20,000 to buy a car. Steve’s credit score is 670
and Megan’s credit score is 750. Which of the following is most likely to be true?
Steve will pay more interest than Megan as he pays back the loan.
Megan will pay more interest than Steve as she pays back the loan.
Steve and Megan will pay the same amount in interest since they are borrowing the same
amount of money.
15. If you have a savings account in a bank that goes out of business, you lose all of your
16. Match the following words related to money management to their correct definitions.
Put the letter of the correct definition next to the word.
_____ Withdrawal A. Allows the cost of purchases to be taken directly
from a person’s bank account.
_____ Deposit B. Regularly occurring charges that some banks
require to be paid for certain types of accounts.
_____ Interest C. Money a borrower pays to a lender for the privilege
of using the money now but paying it back at some
_____ Loan D. Money given to you from a lender that must be paid
back at some future date.
_____ Credit card E. The act of putting money into an account at a bank
or credit union.
_____ Fees F. The act of taking money out of an account at a bank
or credit union.
_____ Debit card G. Allows a person to charge something and make
payments for it later.
17. To use a debit card, you must always use the Personal Identification Number (PIN)
associated with it.
18. Paying more than the minimum payment each month on a credit card balance is the
best way to pay off that debt.
19. Which of the following are reasons that people can get into financial trouble trying to
pay back their credit card debt? Select all that apply.
Paying the balance in full every month
Paying less than the minimum payment required
Owing money on several credit cards
Paying off one credit card with another credit card
20. Regardless of family income, everyone can get at least one type of financial aid to
21. Match the following words related to paying for college to their correct definitions. Put
the letter of the correct definition next to the word.
_____ Net price of college A. The total cost charged to those students
choosing to live and eat in housing provided
by the college.
_____ Sticker price of college B. The total cost of college for a year that
you will find on a college’s website or in their
_____ Tuition C. The total cost of college for a year that will
appear on your bill after all financial aid has
been subtracted from the costs.
_____ Room and board charges D. Charges paid directly to the college to
cover the cost of attending classes.
22. Which one of the following degrees are most commonly earned at a community
college? Select one answer.
23. The level of education you achieve has no effect on the salary you will earn at a job.
24. Which of the following is not included in the cost of attendance calculation for a
college? Select one answer.
Room and board
Transportation costs to go home for holidays
25. All credits earned at a community college automatically transfer to a four-year school.