Question: What Is One of Most Important Skills Required To Get A Decent Paying Job?
Answer: Lotus 1-2-3, oops I mean Microsoft Excel. Sorry, but for those of us trained on Lotus 1-2-3 back in the late 80s, early 90s, it is still a bitter pill to swallow that Excel dominates the spreadsheet market.
From WSJ At Work Blog:
The most commonly required skills are also the most basic ones: spreadsheet and word-processing software such as Microsoft Corp.’s Excel and Word…
So, in keeping with this theme, I wanted to highlight our spreadsheet activities to develop your students’ spreadsheet skills:
- Build A Credit Card Calculator
- Sum Your Monthly Budgeting Lessons
- Savings Brain Teaser
- Investing Activity: Sometimes the Simplest Solution…
- The Mystery of the $8 Million Janitor
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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