Personal Finance

March 1, 2019

Although technology has made the use of checks and checkbooks more rare, the basics behind keeping track of your money still remain. Great Western Bank was very generous in providing my personal finance classes with checking account simulations. In these booklets students learn how banks work, how to write checks, keep their checkbooks, and even how to reconcile their bank statements with their checkbook register. The booklets also discuss how technology has changed our interactions with banks and the increased need to protect against identity theft. After completing these simulations my students have a greater appreciation for fundamentals of personal finance.