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pisa 2019

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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Quote Of The Week: Want money-smart kids? Here’s how to do it.

“Some parents would rather speak to their children about practically anything other than money. While there are many legitimate ways to discuss finances with youngsters, financial experts say, two things are for sure: Start early and talk often.” Veronica Dagher, “What’s the Best Way to Teach Financial Skills to Children?,” The Wall Street Journal, February […]

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Needed: More Women In Financial Planning

Mari Adam, CFP®, President of Adam Financial Associates in Boca Raton, Florida and Katrina Soelter, who is working towards CFP® certification, and a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Los Angeles, partnered to support CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California on February 19. Adam and Soelter spoke with […]

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Only 1/5 Of Women Got These Financial Literacy Questions Right. Can You?

(Hint: If you can’t, you’re in good company, but you’ll need to take a few extra steps to stay on track financially). I’m always interested in new research on women and financial literacy from Annamaria Lusardi, chair of economics and accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, where I completed my MBA. Dr. Lusardi […]

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