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Economic Education

The Retirement Wealth Gap

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Though 401(k) plans (a defined contribution retirement plan) are supposed to build wealth, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute suggests that these plans are actually exacerbating wealth inequality by not adequately providing for most people's retirement.

The Case for Economic Education

Jack Noland | Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen
Jack Noland

The best way to fight is through knowledge, and the simplest place to cultivate that understanding is in schools. Money is simply too important to be passed over by education.

Closing the Gap in Economic Education: Financial Literacy Begins in the Classroom

Nan J. Morrison | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
Nan J. Morrison

From the national level down, there are many efforts underway to improve economic and financial education, increase requirements and find better ways to assess literacy levels. But it's something we all need to continue to work on together.

How To Get More Women To Study Economics

WSJ | Ben Casselman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

By Ben Casselman of The Wall Street Journal How can we get more women to study economics? Try hiring more female economics professors. That’s ...

Secrets Students Should Know: If You Want To Be Poor, Dropout; If You Want To Be Rich, Study Economics

Jim Charkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Charkins

Teenagers, it's difficult to play a game and impossible to win if you don't know the rules. And your adults haven't taught you the rules of the economic game.