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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 [...]

Financial Literacy Improves Graduation Rates2017-02-27T14:25:33-08:00

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 [...]

Financial Professionals Pass Background Checks2017-02-27T14:25:48-08:00

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 [...]

Youth Personal Finance Benefits2017-06-27T14:21:49-07:00

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 [...]

Money Management High School2017-02-27T14:25:39-08:00

Vince Shorb Educator Advocate

Letter from Vince Shorb - Educator Advocate Teachers are the single most important influence on student success. The qualifications of financial educators have direct impact both on short-term student outcomes and on their long-term financial well-being. Distinguished financial education instructors are not merely dispensers of knowledge; they are learning facilitators [...]

Vince Shorb Educator Advocate2016-12-23T12:57:41-08:00