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You Can Guide Your Children in Finding the Financial Help They Need

Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. This three-article series provides tips for parents of young children, elementary and middle school students, and teenagers and young adults.

Part 3: For parents of teenagers and young adults

The financial world of today isn’t the same world you grew up in. New services and choices are being offered all the time. For your children to navigate the new financial world they’ll face, they need to know when to seek out information and how to evaluate it.

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POSTED: December 17, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

You Show Your Kids What’s a “Normal” Financial Life

Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. This three-article series provides tips for parents of young children, elementary and middle school students, and teenagers and young adults.

Part 2: For parents of elementary and middle school students

Children take note of how you live your financial life, and they adopt that as the norm for their own lives. Do you regularly check your bank transactions online? Do you drop your bills in a pile without opening them? Do you resist buying the latest gadget and wait till it’s on sale? These are the kinds of actions your kids can easily see and remember.

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POSTED: December 10, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE Launches Math in the Real World

Math in the Real World CEE Launches Math in the Real WorldThe Council for Economic Education has launched its newest resource: Math in the Real World. Math in the Real World contains interdisciplinary lessons aimed at teaching personal finance and economic concepts, all in the context of math lessons.

Math in the Real World includes lessons that range from “Break-Even Analysis” and “Profit Maximization” to lessons on payday loan expenses and building good credit.

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POSTED: December 8, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CEE in the News: Rhode Island Adopts CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy

rhode island CEE in the News: Rhode Island Adopts CEEs National Standards for Financial LiteracyLast month, Rhode Island became the fourth state in the US to adopt the Council for Economic Education’s National Standards for Financial Literacy—and in part, it’s thanks to the efforts of one group of students who decided to make a difference.

Click here to read more about these East Greenwich students, and how they, along with Rhode Island Council for Economic Education’s President Margaret Brooks, raised the bar for financial literacy in their state.

To read additional media coverage click here and here.

Rhode Island joins Florida, Alabama and Oklahoma in adopting CEE’s standards as the basis for Financial Literacy education in their state.

POSTED: December 4, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

Kids Learn From You, Whether You’re Teaching Them or Not

Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. This three-article series provides tips for parents of young children, elementary and middle school students, and teenagers and young adults.

Part 1: For parents with children ages 3 to 5

Children absorb habits and information from their parents and primary caregivers. If you’re like most parents, you believe in helping your kids learn about money. But it can be a difficult subject to talk about, so be on the lookout for opportunities to build a good financial foundation.
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POSTED: December 3, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – December 2014

download teaching opportunity december 2014 Teaching Opportunity   December 2014

In This Issue:

  • New Math in the Real World Lessons!
  • Double Your Donation with CEE’s Year-End Matching Challenge
  • Shopping Online for the Holidays? Support CEE By Using Amazon Smile
  • Gen i Revolution-Free Online Personal Finance Game
  • 4 Reasons to Participate in the 2015 National Economics Challenge
  • Save the Date for the 2015 National Teachers Conference

 
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POSTED: December 1, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

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