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Women In Distress: Moving Forward Through Economic Empowerment!

It’s all about economic empowerment! Our South Florida chapter of the Financial Planning Association is sponsoring monthly financial literacy presentations for women residents at Women in Distress, a local full service domestic violence center serving the Fort Lauderdale area. For 45 years, Women in Distress has been helping domestic violence survivors and their families. Last month, […]

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Ex-NBA Star: What I Learned From Financial Mistakes

Ex-NBA star Antoine Walker learned the hard way when his lavish spending ended up with him in bankruptcy. Now he teaches rising young athletes about financial literacy so they don’t make the same mistakes he did. Looking back, the former player for the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics said during an interview with ThinkAdvisor magazine […]

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Money Tips For Your High School Grad

Graduating from high school marks an important step toward adulthood for U.S. teenagers. But do your kids have the financial savvy needed to make important decisions about credit cards, student loans, budgeting, and renting their first apartment? Here’s a cheat sheet from columnist Ron Lieber of The New York Times on the most important things […]

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Raising Money Smart Kids? All You Have To Do Is Talk To Them

Want to raise money smart kids? The secret might by hiding around your dining room table. It seems that students who speak with their parents at least once or twice a month about money matters have better financial literacy scores than those who said they hardly or never speak with their parents about money.  That […]

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How Smart Financial Technology Can Be Making You … Dumber

OK. There is just no nice way to put it. All those smart apps and smart phones and clever financial programs that let you move money, buy stocks, and check your account balances on a teeny tiny screen are not helping. In fact, they’re making the situation worse. Research conducted by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence […]

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Quote Of The Week: Johnny Can’t Understand Money. And Why That’s a HUGE Problem.

We hear it all the time. Young Americans struggle with basic concepts like budgeting, saving, interest, and debt. So how are they ever going to navigate the world of personal finance and save for retirement? The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) – an organization that supports financial education efforts across the U.S. – explains why understanding personal […]

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Smart Start To The New Year: 6 Questions To See If You’re Financially Fit

Six questions. That’s all it takes to see if you’re financially fit. “There is a short financial checkup that effectively predicts the key components of financial health,” says Annamaria Lusardi, one of the world’s foremost experts in financial literacy, and Director of The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at George Washington University. You can take the […]

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Quote Of The Week: “A Crisis Point For Personal Finance”

“Financial literacy levels around the world have reached a crisis point. People are increasingly expected to take responsibility for their own financial security, yet they are unequipped to do so.” Annamaria Lusardi, Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), George Washington University, Washington DC  and internationally recognized financial literacy expert. Too many American […]

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A Revealing Look At Why Middle America Has Little in Savings

Why so many Americans in the middle class have no savings Over 40% of Americans are financially unprepared to come up with the cash they may need in a crisis, leading researchers to call them “financially fragile.” That realization led writer Neal Gabler to talk to PBS NewsHour about how, despite his career as a successful […]

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Boca High School Teacher Brett Burkey Featured in Kiplinger’s

Yes, that is indeed Spanish River High School econ teacher Brett Burkey in this month’s Kiplinger’s magazine! Seems Kiplinger interviewed Burkey back in 2006 to talk about the investment strategy he used in his own retirement portfolio, and checked back in with him this month for a quick update. Burkey teaches economics at Boca’s Spanish River […]

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