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Careers for Numbers People

Many rewarding careers today involve numbers. Numbers may not be the central focus of these professions, but they can serve as critical building blocks of a larger and more meaningful whole. Mechanical engineers, for example, work with numbers for the design and production of all types of simple and complex machines. Actuaries use numbers to calculate and assess the consequences of financial risk. And economists analyze and interpret quantitative data to discern macro- and micro-economic patterns. If you enjoy working with numbers, whether crunching them constantly or calculating occasionally, a wide range of careers out there give you the chance to nurture your numerical need. Click here for the entire article

 

A Guide for Online Master's Degree in Finance

Since there are so many options on where to obtain a master’s degree in finance online, it can be overwhelming to view the full list. That’s where this handy search tool comes in. Students can narrow down the choices by location, degree level, school type, tuition rates and even student population. Use it to create a “short list” of schools. Click here to view the list

 

A Student's Guide to Online Finance Degrees

This guide contains research material from higher education and subject-matter experts, which includes a breakdown of online programs in finance at top U.S. colleges and universities. It also provides a comprehensive guide to the educational opportunities in the field, which outlines degree options, levels, requirements and more. Click here to view the page

 

The Piggy Book

The Piggy Book is a great new way for kids to build financial skills, learn to value money, and save up for something special. Just as a piggy bank allows you to collect your change, The Piggy Book is where kids can save up paper money, and sell all the money they've saved on display! The Piggy Book can be a great first step in helping kids understand the value of money and what it takes to save it up and spend it wisely.

Click Here to visit The Piggy Book!


EverFi – the digital learning platform for critical life skills

EverFi is the leading educational technology company focused on
teaching, assessing and certifying students in critical life skills.
Our flagship product called, “EverFi” focuses on high school level
personal finance topics such as; savings, banking, credit cards/score,
financing higher education, investing and much more.  However, our
programs don’t stop with high school, we have financial literacy
platforms that are age appropriate for elementary, college and adult
level learners as well.   EverFi’s learning platforms utilize robust
assessments, gaming techniques, cutting edge technology, and 3-D
environments that allow students to learn in an immersive, engaging and
fail-safe environment.  What’s the best part about these platforms? They’re free!  If you’d like to learn more about how to bring these programs to your school at no cost please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Porter. Andrew@EverFi.com (646) 926-0171

High school civics class Skypes political experts
A Wrangell civics teacher and her class are taking a new approach to
education. They are meeting and greeting top political experts across
the country without ever leaving their classroom.

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Did You Know??

Recently Arthur C. Brooks wrote an article in the Op-Ed Section of the Wall Street Journal
in which he recalled the now famous 1972 Stamford psychologist who did
an ingenious experiment.  He placed a marshmallow in front of young
children and told them if they wait fifteen minutes before eating the
marshmallow they would receive a second one as a reward.  Thus, for the
investment of fifteen minutes they could have two marshmallows instead
of one.  About two thirds of the children failed the experiment as they
desired immediate gratification and gobbled up the single marshmallow
right away.  What are we doing to teach our children to save?

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Financial Literacy Rankings

New research by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute
(EBRI) finds that the residents of New Hampshire and Alaska rank at the
top of financial literacy and financial behavior, while residents of
Louisiana and West Virginia rank at the bottom.

For further reading go to “How Do Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior Vary by State?”

 

5 Things You Should Know to Avoid Fake Check Scams

CFA has partnered with the National Consumers League to release new
tips, Five Things You Should Know to Avoid Fake Check Scams. CFA also
announced two new videos, one on the sweepstakes/lottery fake check
scams and the other on work-at-home fake check scams.

Click here for more information and to watch videos on Check Scams

 

Teaching Kids the Value of Money

Financial experts say parents and caregivers should absolutely not
avoid the topic of teaching children the value of money. If taught
properly, it will promote responsibility and empower the management of
their own money in the future.

Click here to read the full article. Teaching Kids the Value of Money

 

Landmark Research Links Kids Bright Financial Future to Los Angeles Rabbit

Over the last ten years It’s a Habit founder Sam X Renick and Sammy
Rabbit have delivered their dynamic brand of financial education to more
than 250,000 students, parents and teachers in 35 states and 7
countries.

Click here for the full article. Research Links Kids Bright Financial Future to Los Angeles Rabbit

A Brief Look at Transfer Students and Financial Aid

A counter-intuitive research finding is that the 2+2 college strategy may not be a money saver after all for some students. The term 2+2 refers to the practice of attending a community college for two years and then transferring credits to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Research conducted by TG, the Texas higher education student financial aid organization, found that 2+2 transfer students to a 4-year school who need financial aid may actually spend more on their education than “native” students (i.e., those who originally started at a 4-year school as freshman).
How can this be when tuition at two-year schools is lower? Researchers at TG explained that financial aid was higher for native students than for those who transferred in from 2-year schools. At private universities, especially, there was a significant difference in institutional aid awarded to native and transferring students. In the conclusions of their study, the researchers noted “Students who started at a two-year college and graduated from a 4-year university borrow as often and as much as students who started at the 4-year university. Savings from time spent at a lower-cost community college often vanish as transfer students borrow more than native students in their final years.”
Click here for the full study. A Brief Look at Transfer Students and Financial Aid
NJCFE Financial Literacy Boot Camp Presentation
Click here to view a slideshow on smart credit management strategies!
To view a list of previous NJCFE webinars hosted in conjunction with the Burlington County Library click here!
Click here to view a presentation on Saving Money: Saving Strategies for Non-savers!

 

NJCFE Financial Capability Upgrade Series
Click here to view a recording of the NJCFE newest installment in our financial literacy series. The webinar will begin with a discussion of the importance of saving money, types of savings, reasons to save, and why people don’t save. It will also describe the process of financial goal-setting with SMART goals to determine how much periodic savings is needed to reach a financial objective such as saving $10,000 for a car. These topics will be introduced through a Savings Coat of Arms activity and webinar chat discussion. The remainder of the webinar will describe 15 specific ways to save money and ways to reduce expenses to “find” money to save. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of online resources about saving money including motivational programs and online worksheets and calculators to determine savings accumulations over time and the savings required to reach personal financial goals. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Barbara O’Neill, Specialist in Financial Resource Management, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

 

Money Smart Week
Click here to view a great video showing the power of people who are passionate about financial education and their ability to make a difference in the lives of people across the U.S. Knowledge is power!

 

Promoting Financial Literacy – School Boards Need CPA’s
Click here to view a timely article on the needs for CPA’s on School Board to promote financial literacy.
Math, Money and Financial Resources
There are many ways to learn about money. Games and websites can help teach how to recognize, count, save, and manage money easily. With the right tools, there will be no need to worry about going out and buying the winning ticket for the next Mega Millions drawing. The following financial literacy resource was submitted by a young student studying financial management. Click here to learn more!

Money $mart 101

MoneySmart101 is a financial wellness program aimed at empowering K-12 students with basic money management skills to achieve future financial independence. Workshops are presented in a large group or assembly format, providing information in a fun and interactive way to leave a lasting impact on students. Click here to learn more!

Child Trends 
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. For more than 30 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and around the world have relied on our data and analyses to improve policies and programs serving children and youth. Our team of experts brings together a range of educational, work, policy and cultural experiences to provide cutting-edge research on issues affecting children from birth to early adulthood. Our work is supported by foundations; federal, state and local government agencies; and by nonprofit organizations.  Click Here to learn more!
                                                                                                               
Kids Count

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. Our work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. We advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence. Click Here to learn more!

Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) works with local, state and federal leaders to identify and implement changes that will benefit New Jersey’s children. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. This means more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated. Click Here to learn more!


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