Tag Archives: financial education

To raise savvy consumers, talk with your kids, set limits

Kelly Dilworth
Father-son discussion

If you want your kids to grow up to be savvy consumers, start talking with them now about how to make smarter decisions with their money. According to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, parents who talk…
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3 financial lessons my parents didn’t teach me

Sienna Kossman

Setting positive examples is a good place to start, but teaching a child about money may require more than giving them an allowance or showing them how to use coupons.
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Why teach financial literacy?

Kelly Dilworth

A fierce debate has begun to brew over how, and when, financial literacy should be taught — with some experts arguing teaching financial literacy in college and in K-12 schools is completely ineffective.
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Financial mistakes? It could be a case of TMI

Fred Williams

The report is out, and it’s official: We don’t necessarily suffer from a lack of information when we make decisions about money. Often, what we suffer from is too much information — it’s just not in a language we can understand.
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Financial missteps and fraud foster fear, distrust

Julie Sherrier

What was the worst financial mistake you’ve ever made?
If you’ve never had a big money mishap, you’re in the minority and should pat yourself on the back.
According to a new report, “The Financial Status and Decision-Making of the American Middle Class,” by the Consumer Federation of American (CFA) and Primerica, 67
percent of middle-class Americans admits to having made a “really bad financial decision” and almost half made more than one.
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