Study Break – February 2017

Fun Facts, Study Break

What better way to celebrate Presidents’ Day week than with some fun, free/low-cost online economic tools!  We hope they will help make your February skies less grey and brighter.

While you’re using Certell’s Common Sense Economics for Life, be sure to check out:

2017 Economics Calendar – created by Econoday, this calendar lists important U.S. and international economic-related events by the day, week and month.  Not sure what “Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index” is?  Just click on the Events Definitions tab to find out. You can also adjust the timezone to your clock for better tracking.

The World in 2017 – created by The Economist, this app contains their annual collection of detailed, prediction for the year ahead, featuring leading figures in business, finance, politics and more.  It offers both free access to a small selection of articles, and gives you the option to pay to access related video content.

Continuing on the same vein, PC Magazine published their The Best Mobile Finance Apps of 2017, which can help you remember to pay your bills, track account balances and stay within your budget.

Like you, we are in the business of promoting civics education and engagement. We hope you find some of these links helpful as you teach your students economics and other important subjects.

Stay warm!