Education

Commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

  September 17th is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day), a day that commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. From the U.S. Department of Education: We encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that bring…

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Who Can I Trust?

There’s a basic financial literacy assessment circulating among my students that I did not assign, and I felt the need to express an alternate view. —————— The LendingTree quiz can be an eye-opener!  But if you don’t score as high as you would have liked, then don’t be hard on yourself. The quiz was developed…

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Can Financial Education Provide a Net Value?

Last edited 12/22/2016 Ideally, we would help people develop an economic understanding sometime before they get their first credit card, and before they take on education debt, or a mortgage, or car loan or lease. Some studies have shown that numeracy skills developed early in life positively impact later financial behaviors, and I suspect that…

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Student issues in the news

This month there has been much news related to personal finance, college, and careers. Bills are now in Congress to tie the interest rates of undergraduate student loans, graduate student loans, and parent loans to the 10-year Treasury note. Of focus have been college completion rates, tuition costs, and student loan debt levels and the high…

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