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Interactive: The Twists and Turns of Career Paths

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Jan 17, 2018
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Career, Research, Interactive
I was clearly clueless about careers in high school. I had a data point of one: my Dad. He held various roles (teller, bank manager, marketing manager and correspondent banker among them) as he climbed the corporate ladder at Barclays Bank for 40+ years. So, my idea of a career mirrored his. I would graduate from college with an engineering degree (that lasted for one semester), graduate and find that employer who I would spend a lifetime with. Let's just say every time I went to visit my Dad he...

Question of the Day: What percent of U.S. population lives in markets where renting is more affordable than buying?

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Jan 17, 2018
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Budgeting, Mortgages, Research, Interactive, Question of the Day
Answer: 64% Questions: In what regions of the U.S. is it cheaper to rent than to buy? What do you think explains these regional differences? If you could live in your dream city/state, which city would you live in? Would you rent or buy? Millennials are “delaying purchasing [a home] for a median of seven years” according to MarketWatch. Why do you think explains this? Do you have a desire to buy a house at some point in the future? Here's the ready-to-go slides for...

Does your class think they can "beat the market?" This stock market simulation will give you the answer!

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Jan 16, 2018
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Behavioral Finance, Index Funds, Investing, Activities, Interactive
Ever since I found a stock market simulation posted on Quartz, I wanted to see what the results would be after each student in a class played 3-4 rounds of the game. Could they collectively beat the market? I blogged about it in August 2015 and the curriculum team developed a more robust activity using this simulation. A week ago, I got that chance to answer the question. First a little background to get you up to speed. Here's a quick synopsis of the investing game: This simulation uses prices...

Question of the Day: Which city in the U.S. could you live most comfortably with a minimum-wage job?

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Jan 16, 2018
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Question of the Day, Budgeting, Career
Answer: Tucson, Arizona From the city with the most millionaires to the city where you can live most comfortably on a minimum-wage job, that's quite a socioeconomic journey to take.  Questions: Who sets the minimum wage? Federal government? State? City? Have you had a job that paid the minimum wage?  What kind of work were you doing? What types of jobs are typically considered “minimum wage jobs?” Are they typically full or part-time jobs? What do you think is...