Pay Down Debt or Invest? The Answer is Complex How is your money best spent: by paying down debt, or by investing? At our financial workshops, some attendees have said they have $10,000 in credit card debt with interest rates of 20% or higher, and several easily liquidated investment accounts earning just 4%. Wouldn’t the [...]
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Professionals Share Best Financial Tips They Received as Teens Navigating today’s financial landscape has become increasingly complicated, and money management for teens is a topic rarely covered in a typical public school curriculum. Yet teens and young adults face many difficult financial decisions that will have a powerful impact on their lives ahead. In March [...]
Poll: Parents Must Shoulder Burden of Youth Financial Futures Financial literacy statistics clearly show that today’s American youth lack key financial knowledge. But who should be charged to teach our kids how to manage money? In a recent poll by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), more than half of respondents said they believe this [...]
Personal Finance Columnist Chuck Jaffe Puts Interesting Spin on Halloween ‘Cash for Candy’ Program This year the financial education organization National Financial Educators Council suggested an alternative to the typical sugar binge kids go through at Halloween, one that played the dual role of helping children learn about money. [...]
Vince Shorb Discusses Tips for Improving Financial Wellness Recently Vince Shorb, the National Financial Educators Council CEO, discussed his personal finance philosophy and consumer tips for improving financial literacy with Money Morning News. This post summarizes the conversation. The NFEC mission, says Shorb, is to help people gain the knowledge they need to make informed, [...]