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Dan Kadlec

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The Missouri State Board of Education has approved revised personal finance standards for public schools. This was the first review of the standards since 2006. Missouri is one of only 17 states that require personal finance coursework in high school, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “Financial literacy is a vital component in the education of Missouri students,” Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven said. “We are committed to ensuring ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 12:41 PM
The majority of Americans feel good about their financial health. A recent survey by financial services company Financial Engines found that over 47 percent of Americans feel more secure about their finances today than they did five years ago. But feelings aren’t the same as facts. When Financial Engines gave the same survey respondents an 11-question financial literacy quiz, only 6 percent passed. ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 12:36 PM
Boomers are rapidly becoming Grandboomers; in the U.S., they are 70 million strong. Might this legion of potential mentors hold the key to financial literacy for the next generation? I’m counting on it. All we need do is show them how to have the conversation. Grandparents have joked for years that they if they knew grandkids were going to be so much fun they would have had them first. They also confide ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 5:41 AM
Family is a huge part of our lives. The HSBC Power of Protection study analyses how much members of a family in India depend on and support each other financially. Nine out of 10 people (87%) are providing financial assistance to someone or the other in the family. 75% are assisting their children 76% give financial help to parents 63% provide aid to partner ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 7:25 PM
You can’t imagine a more enticing target to hack than one of the three credit reporting agencies. As you have no doubt heard at this point, over half of America has had the “crown jewels” of their financial history stolen. This will be a story that will unfold over months not days as Congress is sure to haul executives up to the Hill for hearings to learn a few things ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 5:17 AM
Richard Cordray has a tough commute. A resident of Ohio, he shuttles to and from Washington D.C. each week to lord over the financial industry as director of the powerful U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But practically everyone expects his frequent flyer status to hit the skids, as early as next week. The worst-kept secret in politics is that Cordray will run for governor in his home state, where Republican John ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 6:20 PM
Three years ago, India made a commitment to expanding financial access to its poorest people through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) — the world’s largest financial inclusion scheme. The PMJDY has been tremendously successful in reaching those who have lived on the fringes of the formal economy for decades. The number of such bank accounts in India more than doubled, from just over 12 crore in January 2015 ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 12:34 PM
Most students are nowhere near getting married or committing to a relationship. Still, it’s not too early to introduce them to money issues—and the work-arounds—that can surface when that day comes. Why? Money disputes are a couple’s top source of stress and a leading cause of divorce. Four in five parents report financial strain in their marriage. Early exposure to the competing emotions that accompany financial decisions helps generate empathy among ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 5:01 AM
As researchers drill down to the core of what leads to individuals’ long-term financial security they are finding it has less to do with pure money know-how than with a simple willingness to confront their financial issues in an honest fashion. Experts call this “financial courage,” and even where an individual lacks a basic understanding of, say, inflation or compound growth if they have courage to address this deficit they more ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 10:00 AM
As a teacher, I try to find ways to incorporate personal finance instruction into my lessons. But I don’t just talk the talk. At home with my three children, I also take whatever opportunities I see to make an impression about sound money management. Back-to-school season offers a great example. This year rather than shop for the kids, my wife and I gave them the cash we had budgeted for clothes ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 5:48 PM


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