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Financial Literacy Month

What Does It Mean to Be Financially Capable?

Andrea Levere | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Andrea Levere

In case you missed it, April was National Financial Capability Month. For those of you who don't live and breathe the subject on a daily basis, as I do, an explanation may be in order.

13 Money Management Lessons for Kids

Chris Mettler | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Chris Mettler

Research shows that America's youth has a deep lack of understanding when it comes to finances and how to properly manage money. These disturbing statistics have generated a national movement to incorporate financial literacy into our education system and encourage parents to teach money management lessons at home.

Proof That State-Mandated Financial Education Programs Work

Chris Mettler | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

There has been a long dispute over whether or not state-mandated financial education programs in high schools actually help improve financial literacy and overall financial health in adulthood.

Millennials And Retirement Readiness: Reframing The Conversation

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Patrick Kennedy

Famed investor Warren Buffett once said, "The best investment you can make is in yourself." This statement holds great promise in helping to advance the state of retirement readiness for many Americans, especially today's 77 million millennials born between 1980 and 2000 -- most of whom are just embarking on their professional lives.

Financial Literacy for Teens: How Early is Too Early? | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money

Ugh, the dreaded teenage years. But it is possible to teach your teens how to be financially responsible -- even if they think they know it all. Here are a few tips.

The Keys To Getting Millennials Financially Educated

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Year after year in the United States, we have celebrated Financial Literacy Month in April. Yet it seems that we still lack a sufficient understanding of young people's experiences with and attitudes towards financial literacy.

Looking Beyond Today: Securing Your Employees' Retirement Future And Your Bottom Line

Julie Stich | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Julie Stich

April marks Financial Literacy Month. It's the perfect opportunity for employers to start providing financial education programs to employees, and for employees to ask about the benefits they receive and education that's available in their workplace.

Financial Literacy for the Entire Family -- Money Skills for Toddlers and Teens

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

No matter where, or how, our children are getting their financial education, here's something that I know for sure: Parents are hungry to teach their kids the basics of personal finance.

How To Help Keep Employees From Living On The Financial Edge

Kent E. Allison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Kent E. Allison

During Financial Literacy Month, while many experts concentrate efforts on educating students and retirees, it's important to consider how employers can lead the charge in improving and educating their employees to be financially healthy.

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Financially Speaking -- Are We An Illiterate Nation?

H. D. Carver | Posted 06.02.2014 | Money
H. D. Carver

Those volunteering for military service are given basic training before being sent into battle. Shouldn't your child have some basic preparation for life's battlefield?

40 Financial Things You Should Know By 40

LearnVest | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money

Many by-40 milestones have become debatable: Get married? Only if you really want to. Own a home? If it's financially feasible. But there's one thing that's non-negotiable: By age 40, you can't get away with being financially clueless anymore.

Mobilizing the Disadvantaged

Keith Weigelt | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Keith Weigelt

Many people are led to believe that investing is too complicated to handle on one's own. We believe this is not true. Investing can get complicated but it can also stay simple.

Thoughts During National Financial Literacy Month

Mary Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Having a nationwide goal to increase the number of college graduates is important, but it must be paired with a companion goal for understanding and building students' financial health.

How Women Manage Their Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

American women are pretty good at budgeting, but they don't have much confidence in the younger generation's money management skills. These are som...

The Irony of "Financial Literacy Month"

Dan Solin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Your financial literacy begins with an appreciation of this irrefutable data. It provides you with a clearly defined action plan: Dump your broker or adviser who claims to be able to "beat the market."

April Is Financial Literacy Month! What Does This Mean for Our Generation?

Amy Lin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Amy Lin

Sometimes the harder part of being informed means asking others for advice and help. Find that person you trust who can give you the best advice for your life.

Are We Trying to Fill Souls With Soles?

Sabrina Lamb | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
Sabrina Lamb

Money was always mysterious to me. As a child, the subject of money was only reserved for 'grown folks.' I knew that my father, a career officer in the United States Army, left home every day for some place called work. Still, I never knew how money was earned or how it affected my life.

Are Today's Teens at Risk of Becoming Tomorrow's 'Basement Generation'?

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

In the next couple of months, millions of American teens will be graduating from high school. There was a time when this meant many kids would go off to college, get a degree and start a career.

Being a Good Financial Role Model

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

As a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, I spend a lot of time urging parents to talk to their kids about money. This month I'm going to tell you to do the opposite: DON'T talk to your kids. SHOW them instead.

How Much Do You Know About Money? (QUIZ)

Posted 04.09.2012 | Money

April is financial literacy month, which means there's no better time than now to learn about managing your finances. The truth is, financial liter...

Why Financial Literacy Fails (and What to Do About It)

J.D. Roth | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

To me, the answer to our country's crazed consumerism has nothing to do with financial literacy. (Okay, maybe it has a little to do with financial literacy.) Instead, I see two fundamental problems that need to be addressed.

Financial Literacy For All Is This Generation's New Civil Rights Issue

John Hope Bryant | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Teaching individuals the universal "language of money" breaks down barriers and creates a sense of real opportunity. Financial literacy empowerment is a door to the world of small business ownership and entrepreneurship.

Money Management Is the New 'Birds and Bees' Talk

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

In a poll, 92 percent of teens said that they learn money management from their parents. April is Financial Literacy Month -- an opportune time for parents to discuss personal finance with their kids.