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Why schools should teach financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

Learning about personal finance may be the most important subject you didn’t study in high school. That’s not just me speaking from personal experience. That’s the finding of a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council, which asked more…
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5 personal finance podcasts that will make you smarter

Jeff Herman

There are dozens of personal finance podcasts – some from big names (Dave Ramsey) and well-known brands (Freakonomics) – but the ones I like best mix humor, honesty and news I can use. If I laugh a bit while I…
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America gets a ‘C’ in financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

U.S. adults know surprisingly little about basic financial issues, such as compound interest, credit risk, investments and inflation, a new study from Champlain College finds. Many also routinely make avoidable financial mistakes, the December 2016 National Report Card on Adult Financial…
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Experts ring bell for better financial literacy instruction in schools

Kelly Dilworth
Financial literacy

Progress toward teaching financial literacy in American schools has stalled, according to the latest state-by-state survey by the Council for Economic Education, As a result, many U.S. students still aren’t receiving a quality financial education, says the council’s “Survey of…
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The right age for a piggy bank

Kelly Dilworth

Toy stores are full of specially designed piggy banks promising to teach kids how to save. According to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, however, parents may want to hold off on purchasing a brand-new piggy bank — or opening a savings account in their child’s name — until their kids are old enough to benefit.
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