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The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center and Its Mission to Advance Research to Open the Door to Universal Financial Literacy

The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center and Its Mission to Advance Research to Open the Door to Universal Financial Literacy

In a Nutshell: It's no secret that the financial literacy rate in the U.S. is subpar. The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at the George Washington University strives to remedy this through research that opens the door to universal financial literacy. GFLEC’s annual Personal Finance Index, joint with TIAA Institute, is the most comprehensive set of data on the subject, and it reveals the areas where Americans need the most financial education. The center advocates... read more »

Skateistan: How to Support the International Nonprofit that Empowers Underserved Children via Skateboarding and Education

Skateistan: How to Support the International Nonprofit that Empowers Underserved Children via Skateboarding and Education

In a Nutshell: When Oliver Percovich began skating around the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan in 2009, children from the area began to take notice. Percovich soon began offering skateboarding sessions, which quickly evolved into the educational nonprofit, Skateistan. The NGO uses skateboarding and its Skate Schools to empower and educate underserved children in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. Skateistan’s hands-on activities have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic,... read more »

Prodigy Finance Helps International Graduate Students Obtain Loans While Investors Gain Access to a Unique Asset Class

Prodigy Finance Helps International Graduate Students Obtain Loans While Investors Gain Access to a Unique Asset Class

In a Nutshell: International graduate students can face challenges when it comes to securing funding outside their native countries. Traditional student loans are often not an option for students because they don't have credit history in the country where they are studying. Prodigy Finance helps to solve this problem with its approach to funding that considers other factors such as a student’s potential for future earnings and their credit profile from their home country. Investors... read more »

How the Stacking Benjamins Podcast Addresses Financial Literacy Through a Fun, Lighthearted, and Diverse Listening Experience

How the Stacking Benjamins Podcast Addresses Financial Literacy Through a Fun, Lighthearted, and Diverse Listening Experience

In a Nutshell: You won’t find anybody yelling at you or shaming you about your money on the Stacking Benjamins podcast. In fact, you may not even think you’re learning anything about money. And that’s just how Co-Host Joe Saul-Sehy and OG want it. Their podcast brings the science of play into the world of finance with a diverse and humorous show that is as silly as it is informative. Taking a cue from one of his favorite NPR shows, Car Talk, Saul-Sehy and the gang deliver a... read more »

How the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Empowers Women to Make Connections and Achieve Their Full Potential in the Industry

How the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Empowers Women to Make Connections and Achieve Their Full Potential in the Industry

In a Nutshell: Professional organizations provide individuals with valuable opportunities, such as networking events and continuing education, to advance their careers. The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) is no exception, with its nationwide network and educational offerings. The organization delivers important ongoing education — from soft skills training to professional development — to women in accounting and finance. The organization welcomes new members... read more »

First Bank Partners with North and South Carolina Businesses to Help Employees Make Better Money Decisions through Its First@Work Program

First Bank Partners with North and South Carolina Businesses to Help Employees Make Better Money Decisions through Its First@Work Program

In a Nutshell: First Bank may be a large community bank, but that doesn’t stop it from maintaining the small-town feel that its customers appreciate. The bank prioritizes delivering high-quality financial education to its community members. Its First@Work program partners with area employers to offer bank accounts to their employees with features such as identity theft protection and insurance. And the bank’s MyMoney tool provides handy spending and budgeting tools for customers to... read more »

SumTotal Systems Helps the Financial Services Industry Keep Up with Digital Transformation Through HR Software Solutions that Increase Employee Retention and Productivity

SumTotal Systems Helps the Financial Services Industry Keep Up with Digital Transformation Through HR Software Solutions that Increase Employee Retention and Productivity

In a Nutshell: Businesses in the financial services industry — among the many sectors undergoing rapid changes due to technological innovations — are trying to keep up with the best ways to engage and train employees. Enter SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company, with core HR software components, including talent acquisition and talent management, learning management, and workforce management, that provide employers with a comprehensive solution to maintaining a workforce. The... read more »

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

A 2017 study by TD Ameritrade found that nearly 50% of college graduates return home after receiving their diploma out of financial necessity. The financial strain of student debt, lack of job opportunities, and a high cost of living are just some of the reasons students choose to move back with their families, which for most, was never the intended plan. Some college towns, however, provide economically friendlier climates for recent grads and job seekers than others. The following... read more »

TFS Scholarships Maintains an Extensive Database to Help Students Access $41 Billion Worth of Funding

TFS Scholarships Maintains an Extensive Database to Help Students Access $41 Billion Worth of Funding

In a Nutshell: Springing from an idea by a high school principal, TFS Scholarships was developed to connect high school and college students to scholarship opportunities they might otherwise miss out on. Today, the service provides information on more than 7 million individual scholarships and $41 billion in funding. TFS sets itself apart from other similar services by remaining ad-free thanks to its Wells Fargo sponsorship, and promises to never sell user information. The website also... read more »

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future

In a Nutshell: University curriculums are often slow to adapt to the rapidly changing workplaces that students will enter. But the Department of Human Resources Management at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) has designed courses focused on the current business climate -- and what is coming next. Department Chair Bill Castellano spent more than a quarter-century in leadership positions at Fortune 50 companies and now uses that expertise to develop tomorrow’s... read more »