Our Pathway to Financial Success survey of high school seniors found that a surprising amount of students still save in a piggybank (48 percent). What about your children? Where does your child save their earnings or allowances? Or where to you save on their behalf?
In April, a Pathway to Financial Success survey of high school seniors found that almost half (46 percent) of them wished they learned personal finance in school in order to prepare for life after college. Where do you think students should get the majority of their financial education? Read more
A 2010 Financial Literacy Survey of adults, conducted on behalf of the National Foundation of Credit Counseling, Inc., revealed that 34 percent of adults gave themselves a grade of C, D or F in regards to their personal finance skills. What about you? Are you confident in your personal finance ability?
In high school, I was never quite good at math. Algebra and Geometry were not my favorite subjects and when it came time to figure out whether I was going to take Calculus next, my guidance counselor advised me to choose a different math course. Read more
So far, 2013 has been a busy year for Pathway to Financial Success. Since January 1, we have awarded more than 100 grants in 30 states, totaling more than $1 million. Since Pathway’s inception in 2012, we have awarded more than $3 million in 40 states helping nearly 70,000 students. Read more
Allowances are a touchy subject. Some people think allowances help make children responsible money managers as they learn to budget and save. Others think that allowances give children unrealistic expectations about how to earn money. What do you think? Read more
Several years ago, the principal and teachers at Colchester High School (CHS) in tiny Colchester, Vermont decided it was time to get serious about developing a financial education curriculum. So several teachers made time for financial literacy training. And developed a new unit for their Consumer Math I and II classes. Read more
“Budgeting for the Real World”
Tracy Burgess grew up in Salmon, Idaho and returned as a teacher to make a difference in her hometown. Several years ago, she developed a math course at Salmon High School that combines business mathematics with personal finance. Read more
The mission of Pathway to Financial Success is to help create a brighter financial future for our youth. We encourage parents to talk to their kids about money. We want to hear from parents about the topics they talk to their children about. Read more
“Imagine Your Ideal Life”
At Garinger High School in Charlotte NC, the students have big plans and big dreams. Read more