Financial literacy: budgeting and saving money

Life Ready – Independance learning context – 120 minute activity for face to face teacher delivery

This resource is one of a collection of learning and teaching activities prepared for the Life Ready course.

These have been written for teachers to deliver the activities in face to face learning through timetabled lessons, seminars or on camp. Teaching notes and resources are included.


This learning and teaching activitiy is an optional support material for the implementation of Life Ready.

Materials should be reviewed in full and endorsed by the school principal before use.


Students will:

  • recognise their current spending habits and what influences their spending
  • develop a budget to allow for necessary spending and saving
  • recognise simple saving strategies and use goal setting and financial literacy skills to create a savings plan for a future event.

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