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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 New York Times – CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE

“…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)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Back-to-school shopping sprees are a thing of the past

USA Today – Kaitlyn Krasselt

“Back-to-school shopping is no longer a frenzied one-day spending spree. Families are spending more, but they are doing so over a longer period of time as they search for the best deals.” (more)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Study Supports Getting Onboard With Financial Literacy Education

The Huffington Post – Mary Johnson

“Recent news that Florida is the first state in the nation to adopt the Council for Economic Education’s National Standards for Financial Literacy is an encouraging development, and hopefully other states will similarly follow suit.” (more)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

STEM Jobs Pay Well But Take Twice As Long To Fill

Fox & Hounds – Courtney M. Fowler

“STEM jobs hold the promise of consistently low unemployment rates and high salaries, yet finding people skilled enough to fill vacancies has been increasingly difficult in recent years…interest in STEM fields must be supported not only in higher education, but all the way through elementary schooling.” (more)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm

Education Week – Frederick M. Hess

“Around the country, cities already spend a lot of money per pupil—more than private schools, in many instances—with not much to show for it…More money can actually make it tougher to change stagnating school systems…For new dollars to help, they need to put troubled systems on a different trajectory entirely.” (more)