Financial Literacy Month Highlights

April is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s a great opportunity to reflect on both how far we’ve come, and what challenges remain in 2015. Over the past 12 months, four states—and counting—have adopted CEE’s National Standards for Financial Literacy. This follows a period of slow to no growth as shown in CEE’s 2014 Survey of […]

POSTED: April 10, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , ,

Kelli Grant

Stop! Wait! Make a Financially Literate College Decision

By Kelli Grant, Consumer Reporter, It may be Financial Literacy Month, but for high school seniors, April is also Big Decision Month. College acceptance letters are landing in mailboxes and inboxes, with the clock ticking down to a May 1 acceptance deadline at many schools. To them I say, Stop! Wait! Don’t be so […]

POSTED: April 10, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , ,

Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald

Becoming “College Savings” Literate

By Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald, Iowa State Treasurer When it comes to financial literacy, saving, planning and investing are valuable terms that emphasize the importance of strong financial management and well-being. These concepts are especially useful when contemplating the costs of higher education. Saving for college is made easier with 529 college savings plans, which […]

POSTED: April 8, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , ,

Congressman Steve Stivers

The Importance of Financial Literacy

By Congressman Steve Stivers, Ohio’s 15th District, Co-Chair of the House Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus. The month of April is Financial Literacy Month and serves as a reminder that we are all responsible for our fiscal security. As a co-chair of the House Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus, this issue is especially important to […]

POSTED: April 7, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

bedtime math

Money Math Mondays: Pennies by the Pound

The Council for Economic Education is excited to link to Bedtime Math’s “Money Math Mondays” math problems during Financial Literacy Month. Parents have been snuggling up with their children for bedtime stories for generations. Why not do the same with math problems? Bedtime Math was created by Laura Overdeck, a mother with a degree in […]

POSTED: April 6, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , ,

Senator Patty Murray

College- and Career-Readiness Requires a Strong Foundation in Financial Literacy

By United States Senator Patty Murray, Senior Senator from Washington, Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.   From Washington D.C. to the schools in my home state of Washington, there is broad agreement that when students walk across the stage to receive their high school diploma, they should have […]

POSTED: April 2, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: ,

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