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More Must Be Done to Position Young People for Success in the Future

By Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Moody’s Corporation April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s also the time when high school seniors begin to focus on their plans beyond graduation. For those who are college-bound, the economic realities of preparing for college—applying for student loans, financial aid and credit cards—begin. And for […]

POSTED: April 21, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

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Money Math Mondays: Earning Income

Welcome to our third “Money Math Monday.” This week children will learn about ways they can earn income. We all know kids who make a few extra dollars by providing services like walking the neighbor’s dog or mowing the lawn. How about earning money for helping someone name their pet? Bedtime Math has found all […]

POSTED: April 20, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch

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Incorporating Economics in the Elementary School Curriculum

By Kathleen O’Hagan, Special Representative at the UFT, Former 4th Grade Teacher, 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awardee Today’s public schools are tasked with so much to teach that it isn’t surprising that many essential skills are over-looked with the current focus on reading and math scores and standardized tests. What is often […]

POSTED: April 17, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

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Nothing is More Powerful than Teaching Financial Literacy

By Darren Gurney, Economics Teacher, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY, 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awardee. As an educator, nothing is more powerful than teaching financial literacy. Having taught a variety of social studies topics during the past 18 years as a teacher, I know that financial literacy is as valuable […]

POSTED: April 16, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

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It’s All About Implementation: Promising Results for State Financial Education Mandates

By J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison The growing complexity of financial decisions facing American consumers has prompted an increased emphasis by policymakers on promoting financial education at all stages of life. One group of specific concern is young adults, as they have been shown to have particularly low levels […]

POSTED: April 15, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , ,

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Improved Financial Literacy Will Help Improve Financial Well-Being

By Tim Pawlenty, President/CEO of Financial Services Roundtable. Americans are increasingly responsible for their own financial security after retirement. Fixed payout pensions have largely given way to 401(k)s.  This transition brings new opportunities and challenges.  It also is another reason why financial literacy and education is more important than ever. Studies show many American workers […]

POSTED: April 14, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

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