TEKS Money Matters Standards

TEKS Money Matters Standards Alignment

Texas publishes TEKS for Money Matters (§130.182), a personal finance-focused course, as part of their CTE program. These standards align with a fusion of topics from our Personal Finance, Career Readiness, Economics, and Investing libraries of activities.

Activity Type Key:

Interactive Calculators
Comprehensive Tools
Includes Built-In Assessment

Standard Activity Activity Type
The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. Certifications in the Finance Industry
Career Center
Business Ethics Overview
The student demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental principles of money. What is Money?
Income and Compensation
Time value of money
Using Credit
The student examines economic systems. Types of Companies
Competitive Advantage
Comparative Economic Systems – Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
The student examines personal financial activities and the role of government. Fiscal Policy
Monetary Policy
What is the Federal Reserve?
The student discusses economic indicators impacting personal financial decision making. Major Economic Indicators (GDP, CPI, Jobs)
Importance of Interest Rates
The Business Cycle
The student analyzes the impact of international activities on personal financial decision making international trade
The student examines how personal financial decisions are used to achieve financial goals. Budgeting
Spending and Savings Plans
Budgeting and Saving Strategies
Saving to be a Millionaire Calculator
Common Tax Additions
Income and Compensation
Reconciling accounts
What are Financial Records?
Credit Reports
Protecting Against Fraud
Tax Filing and the 1040 EZ
The student understands the purposes of financial service providers. Banks, Credit Unions, and Savings and Loans
Consolidating Debt
Debt Management Services
What is Wealth?
Using Credit
Buying a car
Short-Term Financing
The student identifies various investment strategies. What is a Stock?
What is an ETF?
What is a Mutual Fund?
What is a Bond?
What is a Brokerage?
Stock Game
Basic Investing Strategies
Preparing For Retirement
Understanding Price Movements
The student identifies methods to manage personal risk. Types of Insurance
Car Insurance
Renter’s Insurance
Home Owner’s Insurance
Life Insurance
Health Insurance