June 30, 2016

We’re halfway through 2016! How’s your financial plan holding up?

June brings us to the halfway point in the year; oh how time flies! You may remember that in January we outlined a year-long budget to help you structure and maintain a smart financial plan this year. We also urged you to share your journey with your students for a lesson in financial education. Now that the halfway point is upon us, let’s take a minute to review and evaluate your progress. Read more

June 16, 2016

Finance-Friendly Father’s Day

Father’s Day sneaks up on us every year. Mother’s Day comes and goes, and then before we know it, we’re scrambling at the eleventh hour to find the perfect gift for dear old Dad, wading hopelessly through a sea of neckties and golf socks.

Like we’ve said before: last-minute shopping is the worst.  Not only is it frustrating, but you often end up spending more than you’d like on a gift that’s, well, kind of cliché. Read more

June 7, 2016

Financial Literacy Lessons Wrap-Up

As the end of the school year is upon us and students head home for the summer, many teachers are asking themselves about the lessons they hope their students will take home with them. While every teacher will come up with different ideas about what financial literacy lessons are most important for their unique group of students, we have listed some standout financial literacy skills that teachers should make sure students keep top of mind until they return in the fall, and beyond. Read more

May 23, 2016

Summer Budget for High School Graduates

College is expensive, and it’s often the first time young people are on their own, working toward financial independence. The summer between high school and college is the perfect time for students to put financial literacy lessons learned throughout high school into practice – make a budget, earn and save money, and set themselves up for success in the next four years. Teachers can impart these lessons to graduating seniors who are entering college in the fall. Read more

May 10, 2016

Financial Education Matters

If you were an Economics teacher in the 1990’s, things looked a lot different in the financial education world.   There were only 1 or 2 standards tied to Financial Literacy.  No textbook contained any helpful information and there was very little supplemental or online material.  Most teachers might not have really focused on it, as it was not emphasized.  And those that did understand the importance had very little to choose from, most had to create their own materials. Read more

April 25, 2016

Financial Literacy: Earth Day Edition

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we’re helping to preserve our planet and its resources visit this page.

Around the world, companies are paying attention to how they can implement greener initiatives, many using the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda to grow their businesses in ways that will streamline efficiencies while minimizing the impact on the environment. Read more

April 21, 2016

Financial Literacy Quiz

As April is Financial Literacy Month, it is the perfect time to refresh your knowledge or measure your progress. Ready to help your students test their financial literacy knowledge? Take this <a href="http://bit try this website.ly/1WFWZmk” onclick=”__gaTracker(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘http://bit.ly/1WFWZmk’, ‘quiz’);”>quiz to check your financial IQ.

 

April 19, 2016

Spotlight on Financial Literacy Month Champions

April is Financial Literacy Month, a month dedicated to celebrating financial literacy as well as raising awareness of the increasing need for financial education. The Pathway team would like to spotlight some of the groundbreaking initiatives working to address the need for progress and improvement in regards to financial education, and check back in with some that we spotlighted last year, to see what new initiatives they have for 2016. Read more

March 29, 2016

Financial Literacy Lessons: How does eating well impact your finances?

We’re all aware, even if we don’t always do it, that eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet is the most surefire way to ensure a long and healthy life – but what are the financial implications? In honor of National Nutrition Month, we took a close look at the financial benefits of eating right. Understanding the monetary benefits of focusing on your nutrition, adds breadth to your financial literacy knowledge. Read more