Spring Break offers your students more than a vacation from daily lessons. Time away from school is an opportunity for your students to put into practice the financial lessons they have learned thus far in the school year. We have some compiled some money-saving tips for your students, their friends and families to put into practice this Spring Break. Read more
2016 is one of the magical and elusive years known as a Leap Year, a year containing one extra day, falling on February 29th. Most of us do not even fully understand how or why this occurs, much less the economic impact of adding one extra day to the calendar year. Below is a full breakdown of Leap Year, and its impact on our finances, in a way that you can share with your students on the 29th. Read more
Presidents Day isn’t just a day off from school. The federal holiday, first established in 1879, is celebrated annually across the country on the third Monday in February to honor great leaders and founding fathers. While initially introduced to celebrate our first president George Washington’s birthday, the holiday has since been adapted to recognize the achievements and the legacy of multiple presidents, including third president Thomas Jefferson, and sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. Read more
It’s February and by now you and your students are back in the swing of things, recovering financially (and hopefully mentally) from the spend-crazy madness of the holiday season. Read more
As the New Year kicks off, your students’ (and your) bank accounts might be feeling a bit bruised from this year’s holiday spending. With this in mind, we’ve developed a year-long approach your students can use to structure and maintain a budget this year. It’s important to remind students that if they take the time to build a budget, and stick to it, come 2017 they’ll have savings in the bank! See below for a month-by-month guide you can share with students to help them on this year-long assignment. Read more
As we embark on a new year we are faced with a rapidly changing landscape across all industries and professions. Technology has transformed our world, including making a significant impact on the way we teach and the way new generations of students learn best. As 2016 kicks off, below are some trends we anticipate seeing in the classroom this year. Read more
As you welcome students back from an extended break and ring in 2016, January is the perfect time to have your students look back on the last year’s lessons learned (or not learned) to guide their financial resolutions for 2016. Read more
Financial literacy continues to be an issue in schools across the U.S., but as the 2015 National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools revealed, things are getting better. The Report Card showed that nearly half (45 percent) of states earned an A or B for financial literacy education. The five states that earned an A all require students to take a dedicated semester of personal finance courses. Although improvements were made, 29 percent of states earned D or F grades, demonstrating the continued need for an emphasis on finance in the classroom. Read more
With 2016 quickly approaching, we look forward to the trends and technologies that will define the next 365 days. But first, a look back at 2015, a year that in many ways was defined by millennials. Read more
Can you believe it’s almost 2016? Time sure flies quickly in the world of finance, especially when you’re a teacher.
While you’ve been setting students up for bright futures with lessons that demystify the ins and outs of financial literacy, we’ve been chatting with some of you about how to make personal finance accessible and fun in the classroom.
Here’s a look back at the top three trends and insights teachers have shared throughout a very eventful year. Read more