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Financial Literacy

Talk with Your Kids About What They Won’t Learn in School

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Note: This post was originally Published on the College Savings Plans Network Blog  School may be out for the summer, but it’s the perfect time to teach some financial literacy skills to help your students succeed. Recent research shows why kids need your help: • 62% of college graduates expect to complete school with an average of $27,236 in student debt (The Student Monitor). • More than 19% of American households have college debt (Pew Research Center). • Around 56% of adults don’t have a budget (Nation Foundation for Credit Counseling). • 76% of college students wish they had more

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They’re Counting on Us

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Note: This post was originally Published on the College Savings Plans Network Blog  This month many of us become a little Irish as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday is full of symbols that we hope will bring good luck to us and our families. Whether we’re covering every surface in Shamrock décor, or draping ourselves in every green article of clothing we own, we all hope we find the elusive Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. Having luck and a pot of money waiting for us to use for college costs would be nice, wouldn’t it? This

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7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Money

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My parents were children during the great depression. Because of this, they taught me to think of money as a demonstration of success, and always said that “you can’t take it with you, so you’d better spend it now.”  I was given just about anything I wanted, regardless of whether we could afford it, and taking on debt was a money management tool.  My parents were trying to protect me from having to worry about money.  They meant well and were the most generous people I have ever known. But my lack of financial literacy led me to a rocky

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