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Financial Literacy Education

Are Extended Warranties Worth the Cost?

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

You're in final negotiations to buy a new car and the dealer is urging you to protect your $20,000-plus investment by purchasing an extended warranty (also known as a service contract). Are these costly add-ons worth the expense or simply a sucker bet intended to boost the seller's bottom line?

The Most Disenfranchised Group In America? It's Not Who You Think

Tom Barrella | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Tom Barrella

I teach 100 of them each year about investing and finance at a leading public high school on New York's Long Island. Their mindset upon entering class that first day is one of blissful ignorance.