Youth

TRUMPED! Back to the Future for Consumer protections

tragically December 5, 2016

http://claimplusonline.com/why-claimplus/ Donald Trump is a singular force that promises to reshape the economy in ways that every student would do well to understand. From tax policy

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Young Adults ‘Hands-On’ Money Management Shows Need for Financial Education

December 1, 2016

Young adults are most likely to describe management of their savings and investments as hands-on, new research shows. Yet they are so insecure about how

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Millions of College Students in U.S. Don’t Get the Global Economy

November 25, 2016

This is an updated version of an earlier post. The evidence keeps piling up: young people in the U.S. sorely lack financial skills and would

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This Classroom Exercise Helped Kids Understand Real-World Money Issues

November 23, 2016

This is an updated version of an earlier post.  Elementary school students are eager to engage in real-world economic decisions, and doing so significantly improves

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Why Do We Keep Failing to Teach and Understand Compound Returns?

November 21, 2016

Compound growth is a fairly simple concept. Yet time and again in surveys and financial literacy assessments young people fail a simple question on this

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How Students in Washington State are Gaining an Edge in Money Know-How

November 21, 2016

Under standards adopted this year, schools in the state of Washington now must include courses in financial literacy. For the first time, personal finance topics

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Why Educators Need to Think About the Value of Chores

November 1, 2016

Lots of research shows that relevant hands-on learning works best with lessons for kids about money management. They learn quicker and retain more of the

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How Education, Region and Sex Weigh on Financial Education

October 30, 2016

Academics and policymakers  have been talking about the National Financial Capability Study since its summer release showed positive trends in how Americans experience their financial lives.

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