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66% Of States Earn ‘C’ Grade Or Worse For Personal Financial Education

We know the financial world is getting more complicated. And most young consumers just don’t have the experience or knowledge to make good money decisions. The proof can be found in the nation’s latest financial literacy report card, where most states are far from scoring at the top of the class. 66% of states earned a […]

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Lessons From My Mom

Those of you who know me well know that I am a firm believer in female empowerment, especially when it concerns financial literacy and women taking an active role in money decisions.  That’s why I have to share with you the attached article that I helped put together for my new firm, Mercer Advisors, for Mother’s […]

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Quote Of The Week: Why You Need To Talk To Your Daughters About Money

In recognition of International Women’s Day March 8, 2021, women everywhere are encouraged to educate themselves about investing so they can close the earnings and wealth gap between men and women. A better understanding of personal finance will help women provide financially for themselves and their families. Women can also do their share to bring […]

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Women Still Lack Money Confidence, And It Costs Them

A new research study shows that the gender gap is as wide as ever when it comes to key measures of investment knowledge and confidence. Men investors tend to score higher than women when it comes to investment knowledge. They also tend to be more comfortable making investment decisions and taking advantage of investment opportunities. […]

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Quote Of The Week: Don’t Give Up On Financial Literacy

“The U.S. ranks 14th in the world when it comes to financial literacy, with just 57% of adults being able to pass a basic financial literacy test.” “What financial advisers must remember is that the vast majority of people need help with the absolute basics of personal finance — bill paying, budgeting, saving, setting aside […]

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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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