Encouraging Student Success with Financial Literacy Topics

| By Gale Staff | Middle school is a time when students are beginning to think more about their futures, and they can benefit from learning about real-world skills and concepts that they can use now and in the future. One topic students may benefit from learning about is personal finance. Financial literacy, or understanding … Read more

Preparing Students for Future Success through Financial Literacy

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Many people recognize the benefits of teaching financial literacy to adults and young adults, but fewer understand that young adults and children can also gain knowledge and skills through financial literacy. In the United States, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and the Jump$tart Coalition have together developed financial literacy … Read more

This Blog Post Is Only for People Interested in Making Money

Posted on October 29, 2015

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Almost everyone has a “vested” interest in knowing more about money and how to make it work for them. But if it were easy, everyone would be rich.

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan once said, “The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.”

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Money Management How-To’s from Budgets to Estate Planning

Financial Planning help at the Public Library

Financial Resources Public LibraryAmy is nowhere near retirement age. But she’s determined to put together a solid plan that will allow her to retire early and travel.  She wants to learn more about investment options and learn some of the terminology, but she’s stymied. Should she put her money in the stock market, which seems a little volatile? Invest in real estate, which seems to be rebounding quickly?  Where to begin?

A recent study shows that only 40% of US adults keep a budget and track their spending. In fact, some 76% of American families say they live paycheck to paycheck, only have saved less than three months’ worth of expenses.The need for financial literacy and effective planning is enormous.

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