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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Are You Afraid of Money? 6 Ways Math Fears Can Cost You

The Huffington Post – Staff Writer

“One of the most common problems people have with money is that they tend to remain uneducated about it. Money can be complicated, especially when you are dealing with debt, interest rates, fees and other complicated math issues. And let’s be honest, the majority of us tried to leave math behind in school.” (more)

Friday, September 5, 2014

U.S. ‘Education Efficiency’ Ranks in Bottom 50 Percent, Study Says

Education Week – Michele Molnar

“The U.S. ranks 19th out of 30 countries in the outcomes it gets from its investments in education, according to “The Efficiency Index: Which education systems deliver the best value for the money?,” a report released Thursday…Finland, Korea, and the Czech Republic were deemed the most educationally efficient countries…” (more)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Study Finds That People With Both Math And Social Skills Earn More Money

Business Insider – Emmie Martin

“Are you good at math? Do you get along well with other people? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, your earning potential is higher than ever before.” (more)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The 9 Habits You Develop In College That Will Haunt Your Wallet

Forbes – Maggie McGrath

“…college can help cultivate a number of skills and behaviors that can benefit graduates for decades to come – professionally, intellectually, and yes, even financially. But…there are certain habits you need to watch out for. Here are the collegiate habits that, if continued for more than a semester, can cost you serious cash:” (more)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The 10 Best Money Tips For College Freshmen

Forbes – Robert Farrington

“With college starting for freshmen across the country, now is also the time to be thinking about money. Why? Because for many freshmen, this will really be their first time handling money on their own…It’s important that parents prepare their college freshmen for these money choices…Here are ten of the most important choices, and some amazing tips to go with them.” (more)

Friday, August 8, 2014

A cry for help: A push for financial literacy in K-12 education

Smart Blog on Education – Annamaria Lusardi

“America’s youth face a number of challenging financial decisions as they head into adulthood…But do these millennials have the financial skills needed to make these types of complex decisions?” (more)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

13 Ways College Students Waste Money And Opportunities

Forbes – Nancy Anderson

“If you can’t avoid student loans to get a college degree, at least whittle away at the amount owed and at the same time, maximize the career opportunities provided by your school.” (more)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Back to school: 12 things parents, kids should do before summer ends

Global News – Carmen Chai

“For your kids, July may have been jam-packed with ice cream cones, pool parties and trips to the zoo. The dog days of summer are winding down and soon, they’ll be swapping their swimming suits for pencils, binders and books…Here are their 12 suggestions on what parents should encourage their kids to do before summer ends.” (more)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill


“…the inclusion of financial literacy in PISA, considered the most important global comparison of 15-year-olds, is a sign that the subject is taking center stage in the education discussion around the world…Experts appear to agree that this is an increasingly necessarily skill, but that the PISA findings show that not enough has been done to teach it.” (more)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Low Salaries Keep Many Teachers Out Of The Middle Class: Report

The Huffington Post – Rebecca Klein

“Teachers’ starting salaries may be nothing to brag about, but a big problem lies in the fact that these salaries barely grow over time, says a new report. Released this week by the Center for American Progress, the report says many areas of the country barely pay teachers more as they gain experience.” (more)