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Hamburg High School student takes his money skills to the bank in MoneySKILL Mania Competition

APRIL 25th, 2019

More than 1,315 local students registered to participate in the 12th annual MoneySKILL Mania competition, which tests their proficiency with basic money management concepts, including budgeting, income, credit and insurance. 

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Six Ways to Save this Year

March 5th, 2019

Whether you’re new to saving or looking to add to your current savings goals, the following are actions you can take each day to strengthen your saving habits.  

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Survey: Majority of Americans Aim to Strengthen Focus on Financial Well-Being in 2019

January 1st, 2019

More Than Half Say Inability to Save Money is Top Financial Stressor.  

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Report: Millennials have worse money skills than teenagers

November, 24th 2018

Three in five millennials do not know what a credit score is. 

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Charles Schwab executive talks financial literacy

November, 5th 2018

Schwab-Pomerantz recently spoke to The Associated Press about financial literacy, gender parity and the importance of having a financial plan. 

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Comic Heroes Teach Kids about Finance

October 16th, 2018

But comics are kid-friendly, and the New York Federal Reserve is using them to teach financial principles that baffle even adults.

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Improving Financial Literacy Among Students of Color, Especially Millennial's

September 6th, 2018

A detailed look at a study detailing the need for financial literacy

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Workplace financial education helps lower employee stress, Prudential says

September 6th, 2018

Do the financial wellness programs that companies often implement to help their employees better manage their finances actually work?

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Former U.S. Education Secretary on How Financial Literacy Solves Poverty

Aug 9th, 2018

"If we're serious about breaking cycles of poverty, if young people get a good education, get a good job and still can't manage their money and they're spending more than they are bringing in, we're not actually breaking those cycles of poverty," he said.

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MoneySKILL Now Available in Spanish

June 12th, 2018

MoneySKILL logo

The American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF) has announced that its free online personal finance course, MoneySKILL®, is now available in Spanish. "The Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow and it’s important that we reach them with helpful financial literacy tools like MoneySKILL en Español," said Rhonda Ashburn, Executive Director of the AFSAEF. For many years, MoneySKILL has educated users on the basic understanding of money management fundamentals. In fact, over 850,000 users have benefitted from this comprehensive yet customizable program.

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Tim Stanley Talks Financial Literacy

April, 2018

AFSAEF Board Chair Tim Stanley talks about MoneySKILL during Financial Literacy Month.

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