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Halloween Financial Education Promotion

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. The ‘Cash for Candy’ program encouraged parents to buy back their [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|

Vince Shorb Money Morning Interview

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, qualified financial decisions that improve [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|

Activity Helps Teach about Money

Having Kids Identify ‘Happiness Factor’ in Halloween Activity Helps Teach about Money, Professionals Say Click Here for Cash For Candy Activities As an example of financial literacy games, Cash for Candy offers an excellent opportunity to help kids identify the ‘happiness factor’ in trick-or-treat candy, claims Denise Downey of Financial Trex. That is, for any given object, have [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|

Teaching Kids Money Halloween

Financial Professionals Weigh in on Teaching Kids about Money at Halloween Click Here for Cash For Candy Activities This Halloween, the National Financial Educators Council and others in the financial education space are encouraging parents to buy back the candy their children collect while trick-or-treating, and to use the opportunity to teach kids about money. We asked a [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|

LinkedIn to Your Dream College

Free eBook Offers Practical Tools for Using LinkedIn to get into the College of your Dreams For high school students aspiring to attend college or university soon, and/or parents helping teens through those daunting college applications, author Troy D. White provides a solution. In his new eBook, LinkedIn to College: Use LinkedIn to get into your Dream College, White equips [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|

American Youth: Don’t Smoke Away Financial Security

The NFEC and Truth Initiative Encourages American Youth not to “Smoke Away” Financial Security The Truth Initiative® is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization with a stated mission of making tobacco addiction a thing of the past. The initiative grew out of the American Legacy Foundation, established as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between U.S. Big Tobacco [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|

Seventy Dollar Selfies

Seventy Dollar Selfies: Or How I Learned to Start Saving Money “Why didn’t you tell me?” he asked. Tell you what? That I have less than a $100 left to my name for the rest of our weekend in the city? I didn’t respond. I didn’t have an answer. I must have missed the episode in life where our friends [...]

By |August 3rd, 2016|

Students Financial Literacy

Public Schools Responsible for Preparing Students for Financial Life, Say Experts Why do 1.3 million U.S. college students graduate annually carrying student loan debts? Why do 30% of college and university students drop out after the first year? The National Financial Educators Council is concerned that lack of money management education in junior high and high schools may be the [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|

Financial Literacy Improves Graduation Rates

Financial Literacy Training May be Best Way to Improve College Graduation Rates According to College Atlas, although 70% of Americans today study at a four-year college, fewer than two-thirds actually finish. Among the more than 600,000 freshmen entering college each year, at least 30% of students will drop out after the first year. And the number one reason why students [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|

Financial Professionals Pass Background Checks

Industry Experts Agree: Financial Services Professionals should Pass Background Checks When consumers seek to enlist advice about their personal finances, there are many ways to determine whether a financial professional is a good fit. Educational credentials, professional licenses, and a demonstrated track record certainly are important factors to consider. But a further criterion shouldn’t be overlooked: how good are they [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|

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