Financial Education

Financial Literacy and Where to Begin

Wikipedia.org defines financial literacy as, “The ability to understand finance. More specifically, it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances.” Based on that definition alone, it is clear that financial literacy and its understanding is a valuable skill to have. So when does this …

Financial Health Linked to Physical Health

We have long been touted the benefits of being physically fit, but what about the benefits of financial health? The two may seem unrelated, but financial health does, in fact, have a link to physical health. Financial fitness can impact our productivity in the workplace and in our personal and family lives just as much as physical fitness. A study …

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Teens are Cynical about Financial Institutions and Banks

Recently, a University of Arizona study found that teens are more wary than ever about financial institutions and banks. Given that “the majority strongly distrust financial institutions and even while expressing great confidence in other things like their likelihood to find employment” and their ability to achieve financial stability, American teens are facing an uphill battle for financial security. Teens …