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SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game Teaches Students to Invest, Save, and Avoid Relying on Credit

SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game Teaches Students to Invest, Save, and Avoid Relying on Credit

In a Nutshell: Financial literacy is an important component of a well-rounded education. However, it can be overlooked in U.S. schools while curricula focus on traditional subjects like math, science, and humanities. The SIFMA Foundation is addressing this issue with programs like The Stock Market Game, among other initiatives. The Stock Market Game is the flagship program of the SIFMA Foundation and aims to teach students about the world of investing through a hands-on, immersive... read more »

CreditMantri Offers Free Credit Checks and Connects Millions of Underserved Consumers with Financial Services

CreditMantri Offers Free Credit Checks and Connects Millions of Underserved Consumers with Financial Services

In a Nutshell: Banks in India have traditionally extended credit to only a small segment of a market of hundreds of millions of potential customers. Since 2015, CreditMantri has offered free credit checks and a credit improvement service to help consumers understand the importance of a good score and raise their standing. And as a fintech platform that draws on personal financial and public tax data to build more robust credit profiles for users, CreditMantri is also able to match... read more »

Finhabits Helps Users Learn About Healthy Money Management Techniques to Avoid Credit Reliance

Finhabits Helps Users Learn About Healthy Money Management Techniques to Avoid Credit Reliance

In a Nutshell: Establishing good financial habits is extremely important for a variety of reasons, including financial security, building a retirement, and having a good credit score to access products and services. Finhabits is an app designed to help the Latino community in the U.S. gain financial literacy and understand the world of investing. The easy-to-use app contains a wealth of knowledge on all things related to personal finance. The company also understands the great... read more »

Arrest Your Debt Focuses on Educating First Responders on Managing Their Credit and Finances

Arrest Your Debt Focuses on Educating First Responders on Managing Their Credit and Finances

In a Nutshell: With our busy lives, it can be difficult to take the time to gain new knowledge about things like personal finances, even though it is an extremely important topic. This goes double for first responders -- police officers, emergency workers, and firefighters who work long hours and irregular shifts. They spend their downtime catching up with family or reenergizing for their next shift. Ryan Luke established Arrest Your Debt with these workers in mind. The website offers... read more »

Mastercard True Name Lets Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Their Chosen Name on Cards

Mastercard True Name Lets Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Their Chosen Name on Cards

In a Nutshell: Members of the LGBTQIA+ community face challenges nearly every day that straight, cisgender people often don't encounter. For example, when the name on your credit card does not match your chosen name it can be a real pain point and a reminder that the battle for equal rights still has a ways to go. Mastercard recognized these challenges and established its True Name program, which allows transgender and nonbinary people to use their chosen name -- rather than their... read more »

How Consumers Can Find the Right Credit Union or Bank That Suits Their Needs

How Consumers Can Find the Right Credit Union or Bank That Suits Their Needs

In a Nutshell: GoBankingRates began as a website focused on, well, banking rates. Over the years, it has expanded to encompass nearly any topic related to personal finance. We recently spoke with the company's lead researcher about its bank and credit union ratings, and how consumers shouldn’t feel tied down to one particular financial institution simply because they are already a customer. GoBankingRates guides can help people find the right banks, credit unions, and credit cards... read more »

The American Indian College Fund Provides Financial Support to Help Credit-Challenged Students Pay for School

The American Indian College Fund Provides Financial Support to Help Credit-Challenged Students Pay for School

In a Nutshell: College students may view financial aid or personal credit as viable funding sources for their education. However, many young Native Americans live in communities that are so culturally and economically isolated that loans, and even higher education, may seem unattainable. The American Indian College Fund has worked to reverse that trend among Native students for more than 30 years. The College Fund helps thousands of students each year achieve the social and financial... read more »

Greenlight Debit Card for Kids Lets Parents Control Funds While Teaching Financial Literacy

Greenlight Debit Card for Kids Lets Parents Control Funds While Teaching Financial Literacy

In a Nutshell: Many people in the U.S. struggle with financial literacy, and the subject is often not broached in households and is only recently gaining traction in schools. Greenlight teaches children about financial literacy from an early age with its debit card and app, which are managed by parents. The card lets kids learn about the ins and outs of saving and earning by giving them real-world experiences with real money. Children not only are able to use the card as they would any... read more »

The DoSeum: An Inclusive Hands-On Learning Center for Kids That Attracts Travel Rewards Card Enthusiasts

The DoSeum: An Inclusive Hands-On Learning Center for Kids That Attracts Travel Rewards Card Enthusiasts

In a Nutshell: Kids learn best by doing, and San Antonio's DoSeum combines hands-on exhibits with social interactions to spark curiosity and inspire exploration. Children from preschool age through their tween years participate in programs, camps, classes, and field trips at the DoSeum. They also learn to solve problems while gaining experience in subjects ranging from the STEM fields to the arts. The DoSeum welcomes children of all backgrounds and learning levels, making it a perfect... read more »

PopUp Business School: Free Workshops Help Entrepreneurs Prioritize Sales and Preserve Their Credit

PopUp Business School: Free Workshops Help Entrepreneurs Prioritize Sales and Preserve Their Credit

In a Nutshell: Maxing out a personal credit card to start a business may seem like a viable funding decision, but it typically just leads to debt, according to Alan Donegan, Co-Founder of PopUp Business School. The school’s free online and in-person workshops have helped thousands of entrepreneurs gain the confidence and knowledge they need to grow ideas, sell products, and keep their cards in their pockets. PopUp Business School teaches participants to start with sales and then... read more »

elearnmarkets Provides Resources to Help Users Understand Financial Markets, Budgets, and Credit

elearnmarkets Provides Resources to Help Users Understand Financial Markets, Budgets, and Credit

In a Nutshell: Possessing a basic understanding of the fundamentals of finance is key to gaining financial success. Elearnmarkets offers an array of online resources to help anyone gain a better understanding of the world of finance. The company’s offerings range from free material that covers the basics like budgeting, credit cards, and managing debt, to premium courses and webinars that offer valuable insights into how financial markets work. Elearnmarkets partners with some of the... read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

University of Washington’s Jones + Foster Accelerator Gives Student Entrepreneurs the Resources to Launch a Startup

University of Washington’s Jones + Foster Accelerator Gives Student Entrepreneurs the Resources to Launch a Startup

In a Nutshell: Today’s enterprising college students don’t need to wait until graduation to get a business idea off the ground. The Jones + Foster Accelerator at the University of Washington gives student entrepreneurs the opportunities, resources, and connections needed to get to the startup phase. The six-month program at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in the Foster School of Business is part of UW’s commitment to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports... read more »

Fisher College of Business Introduces New Specialized Master Program to Teach Students Necessary Business Analytics Skills

Fisher College of Business Introduces New Specialized Master Program to Teach Students Necessary Business Analytics Skills

In a Nutshell: Data helps drive decision-making across most industries today — and retail is no exception. But many organizations lack staff with the right mix of business and analytics expertise to study that data and produce actionable insights. The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business established the Specialized Master of Business degree program in Business Analytics (SMB-A) to help professionals develop that skill set. The SMB-A program is geared toward working... read more »

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 »

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