financial literacy

Consolidated Credit’s 12 Days of FinLit Infographic
In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, Consolidated Credit created this 12 Days of FinLit Infographic. Each day features a key financial topic related to that day. Do you recognize them all?
Most Americans Fail in Financial Well-Being
The CFPB asked Americans to rate their own financial well-being and it turns out that most of us believe we’re failing. Here’s what you can do to improve.
April: Spring Clean Your Home and Finances
It's time to clean out the financial clutter! Learn helpful ways you can spring clean your finances along with your home as you dust off the winter grime.
Give Your Grad the Gift of Financial Education

Each year over a million college students strut across the stage – donning their cap and gown, diploma and more often than not student loan debt averaging $27,253. But according to a study by Arkansas State University, they often lack one skill – financial education. With graduation season upon us, while you may be thinking […]

Financial Literacy Month: A Time to Spring Clean Your Financial House

The entire month of April is dedicated to raising financial awareness. Its purpose: to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Borrowing from the idea of spring cleaning which also usually starts for most people in April, this makes April the perfect time to put your finances in order […]

The Good News About College Costs

By Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett (Next Avenue Contributors) “College costs rise again” is a headline we’ve all seen on a regular basis over the past couple of decades. “A residential four-year degree can set you back as much as $60,000 a year,” warns The Economist in a recent issue. These types of declarations are […]

Your Child Could Be Heading Toward Financial Failure If…

Guest post by Gregg Murset. If you haven’t heard the famous stand-up comedy routine of Jeff Foxworthy I would suggest taking a few minutes to pull some one-liners up on the Internet before reading the rest of this piece. Foxworthy has worked extremely hard building a successful career by making jokes about real-life situations, as […]

Let kids fail at finance first to succeed later
How to Let Kids Fail Their Way to Financial Success
Teaching your children key financial lessons that they'll take into adulthood may mean you let kids fail first so they can grow from teaching moments.
Teach kids to save with holiday gifts
Great Gift Ideas That Teach Kids About Being Smart with Money
The holiday shopping may be the most expensive of the year, but it's also a perfect opportunity to give gifts that teach kids about finance.
How A Feminine Approach To Money Management Benefits Women

By Luna Jaffe Most women would rather have a root canal than talk about money with a professional. Intense and often complicated feelings surround our relationship with money; shame, guilt, anger, inadequacy, grief and confusion can cloud decision-making, threaten relationships and intensify dysfunctional business practices. But you know you need financial planning or advice when: […]

10 Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

By Jessica Williams Planning your weekly trip to the grocery when trying to stay within a certain budget can sometime be a tedious task. But with proper planning, and following these 10 easy steps, we promise to keep you with food in your kitchen and money in your pocket. 1. Proper Planning Before you visit […]

High School Students Lack Education on Financial Topics

Most personal finance experts and credit counselors agree that the earlier someone is educated on basic financial topics and money management, the more equipped they will be to make wise financial decisions in the future. Studies have demonstrated that young adults who gain a firm understanding of the importance of budgeting, building and managing their […]

Saving Money on a Limited Income

One of the most common reasons many people cite for failing to save money is that they make too small a salary to devote anything additional to a savings account. While stretching a small income can be challenging, it’s not impossible, and individuals who want to build a stronger financial foundation that gives them more […]

The Gift of Smart Money Management this Holiday Season

A recent Rand poll showed more teens are saving for clothes than for college!  This is an ideal time to embrace the holiday spirit and set kids on the path for college success, workforce readiness and financial security. Though holiday deals may still be plentiful, Junior Achievement (JA) is encouraging other forms of giving this […]

Celebrate Take Your Kids to Work Day

April 26 is National Take Your Kids to Work Day — not to mention the entire month of April is National Financial Literacy Month, so why not use this time to teach your kids about the financial world. Teach them practical financial skills such as earning money, paying bills, and how to afford the things […]