Category: Financial Literacy

Reading List for November 20-22

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Nov 20, 2020
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Financial Literacy, Economics, Investing, Career
  Financial Literacy Survey data suggest a pre-pandemic gap in financial knowledge of women that is especially concerning as they are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic’s financial strain. (Phys.org)   Economics The IMF director warns that the coronavirus could disrupt any global recovery during a meeting with G20. (APNews) Initial unemployment claims back on the upswing last week for the first time in 35 weeks. (AP News) Here is Morning Brew’s summary of the...

Reading List for October 30-Nov 1

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Oct 30, 2020
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Financial Literacy, Economics, Budgeting, Investing, Insurance
Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!   Financial Literacy Ally is “leaning into gamification” to attack the financial literacy gap, beginning with “Animal Crossing.” (PRNewswire)   Economics Yahoo Finance provides a wrap-up of this week’s economic data releases. * Consumer spending increases 1.4% in September * Personal income rebounds 0.9%; savings rate dips to 14.3% * Core PCE price index rises 0.2%; up 1.5% year-on-year GDP rebounded in...

Reading List for October 23-25

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Oct 23, 2020
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Financial Literacy, Economics, Credit Scores, Cryptocurrencies
Financial Health PRNewswire reports on an extensive three-part survey by Lending Tree and Stash to look at the financial health of people during the Covid-19 crisis. Here are the key findings: Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, 1 in 4 people expect to retire later than anticipated. That's especially true for those who make less than $35,000 (34%) and Gen Xers (29%), as well as Latino (30%) and Black consumers (28%). People of color are facing heavy financial...

Reading List for September 18-20

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Sep 18, 2020
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Advocacy, Financial Literacy, Economics, Investing, Student Loans
  Financial Literacy/Advocacy Carly Urban’s latest research paper is now available. Download the paper or the brief. “This paper and brief, authored by Jeremy Burke, J. Michael Collins, and Carly Urban, estimates the causal effect of required high school financial education on the financial well-being of young adults.”   Economics  New home construction slows in August, particularly multi-family construction. (MarketWatch) August retail sales...

Labor Day Weekend Reading List

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Sep 04, 2020
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Financial Literacy, Economics, Investing
Financial Literacy The National Financial Educators Council jumps on bandwagon with a petition calling for nationwide comprehensive financial education to be delivered in high school.   Economics Experts from the Economist answer questions about the pandemic and impact of stimulus measures in the US. (Warning, these experts necessarily discuss politics but in a neural, factual sense.) Government debt will surpass GDP for the first time since 1946 (WWII)! (NPR) The payroll tax deferment...

Reading List for August 21-23

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Aug 21, 2020
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Financial Literacy, Economics, Investing, Taxes, Insurance, Paying for College
Financial Literacy Charles Schwab released its Financial Literacy Survey. Here are the highlights: On a scale of 1-100, Americans rated money management (62.9) as the most important skill for kids to learn, edging out the dangers of drugs and alcohol (60.5), healthy eating and exercise habits (58.3), and safe driving practices (57). (BusinessWire) Technology (FinTech) could develop in a way to further divide the financially vulnerable from everyone else, or it could be developed in a way to...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 14

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Aug 06, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase new winners on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was taught by...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 13

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Aug 05, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase new winners on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was taught by...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 12

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Aug 04, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase new winners on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was taught by...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Editions 10 + 11

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Jul 30, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. This week we are combining 2 winners to wrap up the week! We'll continue to showcase new winners each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 9

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Jul 28, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase one student each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks. Except this week, we are wrapping up with a TREAT - not one, but two winners in the same school! Shout out to NGPF Fellow, Amy McCabe for matching...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 8

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Jul 23, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase one student each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 7

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Jul 21, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase one student each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 6

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Jul 16, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase one student each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 5

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Jul 15, 2020
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase one student each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks.    Students are selected based on the following criteria: Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was...