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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|

Youth Personal Finance Benefits

For Youth, Learning about Personal Finance has Immediate Applicability to Life Decisions Recently the National Financial Educators Council asked financial experts to answer the following questions: “Do you feel teaching personal finance to students will benefit them? When compared to core subjects taught in school – mathematics (algebra, geometry), science (biology, chemistry) and social studies (history, government) – do you [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|

Money Management High School

Money Management Coursework should be High School Requirement, Financial Professionals Say Recent research by the National Financial Educators Council revealed that the majority of young adults aged 18-24 claim money management would have been the high school-level coursework that would have benefited their lives the most. Yet few – if any – public schools make financial education a priority. We [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|

Is Money Costing You Your Job

Is Your Money Costing You Your Job? Survey finds money-related stress affects employee productivity. by Anne Loppnow, Francis Investment Counsel Is your money costing you your job? When you go to work tired because you were awake all night wrestling with which bill to put off again this month, does it reflect poorly on your performance? How about when you [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|

Basic Financial Education & Financial Health

Teaching the Basics Helps Move People toward Financial Health, Experts Say As today’s financial landscape gets more and more complex, it’s become essential for people of all ages to learn personal money management, even if only at the most basic level. Recently we asked some financial experts to tell us if they spend professional time educating their clients about basic financial education topics [...]

By |March 26th, 2016|

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3 Keys to Successful Personal Finance Programming

Complimentary article for those looking to start or expand a financial literacy program.

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