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Things to Consider When Hiring a Financial Advisor — A Conversation with Financial Planning Expert  Michael Kitces

Things to Consider When Hiring a Financial Advisor — A Conversation with Financial Planning Expert Michael Kitces

Michael Kitces was named Investopedia’s No. 2 financial adviser in its most recent ranking, placing him among the best and brightest in the financial advising industry. Over the course of his career, he’s seen his profession evolve from one that focused on selling products to one that strives to provide rock-solid advice to help clients get the most out of their financial journey. Aside from his advisory work, Kitces and his team post regular content on his website, Nerd’s... read more »

Statistics Show the US Racial Wealth Gap Affects Minority Graduation and Student Loan Default Rates

Statistics Show the US Racial Wealth Gap Affects Minority Graduation and Student Loan Default Rates

In a Nutshell: Accumulating student loan debt has become a typical part of higher education for students. As of March 2018, nearly 44 million Americans owed over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, a number expected to grow as tuition rates outpace inflation and wage growth. Few people experience the hardships of student loan debt more than students of color. Approximately 77.7% of all black students use federal student loans to pay for their education. That group also has the highest... read more »

EVERFI Enables Members of Over 750 Credit Unions and Select Employer Groups to Further Their Fiscal Know-How with Online Financial Education Modules

EVERFI Enables Members of Over 750 Credit Unions and Select Employer Groups to Further Their Fiscal Know-How with Online Financial Education Modules

In a Nutshell: You’re never too old to learn — especially about personal finance topics that seem to constantly shift and change focus in today’s technology-driven society. EVERFI takes its role as an educator seriously. The company provides 50 online learning modules to over 750 credit unions, schools, and select employer groups across the US. Topics covered include credit scoring and reports, financing higher education, opening checking accounts, and identity protection.... read more »

NCEE on How a Fractured Educational System Threatens the Future Competitiveness of the US Economy

NCEE on How a Fractured Educational System Threatens the Future Competitiveness of the US Economy

In a Nutshell: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 signaled a fresh start for the US education system under President George W. Bush. But instead of unifying the system, the act placed a greater emphasis on standardized tests that have demonstrated little impact on student success. Since long before the law was enacted, the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) has dedicated decades to researching the most successful educational systems around the globe. Its research... read more »

AFCPE® Accredited Professionals Bring Diverse Perspectives to Financial Counseling and Coaching

AFCPE® Accredited Professionals Bring Diverse Perspectives to Financial Counseling and Coaching

In a Nutshell: Financial counseling and coaching can take many forms, depending on the needs of the client. While financial services are typically associated with the wealthy, organizations like the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) are working to certify counselors and coaches with a broad range of talents who can provide services to clients of any background. AFCPE helps set the standards followed by financial professionals by establishing... read more »