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Financial literacy isn’t just teaching kids about money, according to Nan Morrison, president and chief executive officer at the Council for Economic Education. Children need to learn how to make smart decisions in addition to understanding money. SmartBrief talked with Morrison about her organization’s plans and resources for shaping the way kids learn.[…] Continue Reading »

SCENE: Three strangers at a coffee shop, reading the same page of the want ads.

Business leader seeks educated students who work independently and collaboratively to solve problems by applying information in new ways to produce creative solutions. Contact: pie-in-sky?@it’

Educator seeks a new set of priorities where my content is secondary to the 21st-century skills and attitudes my students will need in the future.[…] Continue Reading »

President Barack Obama has proclaimed April as National Financial Capability Month. Personal finance can be integrated into other coursework or delivered as a stand-alone course. In this post, I share some of my favorite resources divided into categories and listed in alphabetical order. I included resources for students of all ages.


Bite Club: Save for retirement while running a vampire nightclub.[…] Continue Reading »

“In the 20th century, the issue around the world was democracy, with Dr. King marching in the southern states, Nelson Mandela marching in South Africa, and Gandhi before them marching for justice in India. The issue was democracy, and without the vote you were a slave. Today, in the 21st century, the issue is global economics, and without an understanding of the language of money (financial literacy), and a bank account, you are still a slave.[…] Continue Reading »

Students participate in financial decision-making every day, either actively — if they have been equipped with the tools they need to understand this role — or passively, if they’ve not yet learned to make independent financial decisions.

“The earlier we teach our students basic financial vocabulary, concepts and skills, the sooner they will be empowered to make smart choices for both their personal financial futures and the financial health of our global economy,” says April Bond, vice president of education at The BizWorld Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at helping students to become financially responsible and productive members of society.[…] Continue Reading »