eLearning Accommodate Multiple Learning Styles

Digital Financial Advice Tools and eLearning Accommodate Multiple Learning Styles
Online instruction, also called EdTech or eLearning, is the order of the day for many institutes of higher learning as they work to bring educational opportunity into the digital age. And according to the financial professionals we interviewed, eLearning has great potential for delivering financial advice and personal finance education as […]

Technology Financial Education

Technology is Everywhere, Including the Financial Education, Advice & Information Arena
You see it everywhere, every day: people focused on their screens, peering at their gadgets, oblivious to the world around them. Technology intrudes into every aspect of our lives. And our financial lives are no exception. Financial education, information gathering, account monitoring, online financial literacy courses, banking applications, and even […]

Successful Money Class Tips

Successful Money Class Tips: Use Fun Activities, Personal Anecdotes to Engage Audiences
Many people have a desire to give back to their communities by teaching others how to manage money properly. But the economy and financial products are constantly changing and increasingly complex; keeping up-to-date on the latest information is a challenge. For prospective educators who lack formal financial training, that […]

Ideal Background for a Personal Finance Educator

What’s the Ideal Background for a Personal Finance Educator? Professional-level Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Passion
Personal finance is a topic everyone needs to learn, regardless of age, education, or current knowledge level. And in today’s economic climate, many concerned citizens and volunteer educators have developed a passion to help others learn how to “win” with money. But what kind of preparation […]

Leverage Black Friday to Deliver Financial Education Lessons

Leverage Black Friday to Deliver Financial Education Lessons
Parents are busy and often forget to teach their kids about money. But the consequences of not teaching our children personal finance lessons before they leave home can be devastating. Examples of such consequences appear in the media every day: bankruptcies, foreclosures, and crushing personal debt are just a few of the problems […]

Real-world Financial Skills

Even the Simplest Lessons Can Give Kids Real-world Financial Skills
Parents often agonize over how to teach their children about money. Some parents lack confidence in their own money knowledge, while others feel their financial literacy teaching skills are inadequate. Yet children are exposed to money – and decisions about how it’s spent – every day. Most financial experts agree that […]

Teaching Children Personal Finance: Delayed Gratification

Teaching Children Personal Finance: Delayed Gratification Works
Financial professionals often take on the role of educator, providing ideas and information and helping clients apply them to life choices. For clients who are parents, financial planners also may offer suggestions for teaching their children about money. Besides setting a good example, what are the most effective ways parents can give their kids […]

Experts Offer Resources and Guidance for Building Personal Finance Skills

Experts Offer Resources and Guidance for Building Personal Finance Skills
Financial knowledge is a valuable commodity in today’s world, yet too few American adults possess a sound grasp of money management basics. We asked a group of financial professionals what resources or guidance they might provide that could help our country’s citizens gain much-needed financial skill sets. This article summarizes some […]

Educators Reveal Keys to Gaining Confidence to Teach Personal Finance

Educators Reveal Keys to Gaining Confidence to Teach Personal Finance
If you were asked to teach a financial education course, what would give you confidence in your capability to teach personal finance concepts effectively? That’s the question we posed to a group of financial experts and educators in a recent forum. Their answers revealed that high-quality training – whether obtained through […]

Real-life Context Helps Kids Grasp Money Concepts

Real-life Context Helps Kids Grasp Money Concepts
Most financial experts will concur that financial education should begin at home, taught by parents to their children starting at an early age and ongoing through young adulthood. But what are the best ways for parents to help their kids gain money smarts? In the following article, several financial professionals describe how grounding […]

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