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George Washington University Panel Explores Financial Literacy Challenges

Only 24 percent of millennials understand basic financial topics. Without a fundamental understanding of financial concepts, people find it difficult to make informed choices about saving, investing, borrowing, and more, and that puts them at risk in a system, like ours, that expects people to be responsible for their own retirement savings and financial well-being. Mari participated […]

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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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Money Lessons From The Super Bowl

Making it to the Super Bowl can mean big bucks in bonuses for players. Here’s what one wise financial planner who works with young athletes tells his players: look at bonuses not as extra spending money, but as way to boost your investment balances or pay down debt accumulated in the early part of your […]

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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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