2021 Financial Education Fair

Welcome! BankNewport is proud of our continued partnership with your school to present financial education designed to help students increase their skills and understanding of financial basics, to begin to form good spending habits, and be confident in making financial decisions with their present and future in mind. 

 

The Financial Education Fair will place students through a realistic budget experience and put into practice what they have learned during virtual classroom presentations. Instead of gathering for an ‘in person’ Fair this year, the resources on this page were provided by local businesses so that students may prepare their personal budget worksheet by making lifestyle spending decisions based on their chosen career, monthly income, and living expenses. The goal of the Fair is for students to have a better understanding of what it takes to make ends meet month to month and understand that managing their personal finances can pave the way for a bright economic future.

Student Instructions:

  • Your teacher will designate the timeframe during which you will need to complete this budget exercise.
  • Before beginning this exercise, please be sure to complete Page One of your budget worksheet (that lists your career and net monthly income).
  • Please review all of the videos and the PDF resources presented on this page.
  • All of the resources will offer various spending decisions for you to make based on your own personal decisions and monthly budget.
  • Please consult with your teacher with any questions that you may have in order to complete your budget worksheet.
  • Once completed, please submit your budget worksheet to your teacher for follow-up review/class discussion.

Video Library

Welcome Message

See the welcome message from our 2021 Financial Education Fair.

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Understanding Money

Learn why financial literacy is so important from Rhode Island's General Treasurer Seth Magaziner.

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Budgeting & Saving Money

Get advice on budgeting and saving money from Evan Rose, the VP and Branch Sales Manager of our Newport office.

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The Cost of Housing

Learn about the different costs of housing, from rent and utilities to renters insurance.

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The Cost of Transportation

What are the costs of buying and owning a vehicle? Find out here!.

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Resources to Complete Your Budget Worksheet

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Understanding Money

How to budget for savings, student loans, and more.
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The Cost of Cell Phones

How much does it cost to own a cell phone? Find out!
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The Cost of Clothing

See the monthly cost of clothes for different lifestyles.
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The Cost of Food

Find out how much your daily meals can cost.
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The Cost of Housing

How much is rent? Find out the cost of different housing options.
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The Cost of Transportation

Used car, new car, or public transportation? Here are the costs.
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The Cost of Utilities

Heating expenses, electricity expenses, cable and internet costs.
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Other Resources

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For further information about the overall student loan process, visit: https://www.risla.com/student-loans-overview

 

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