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U.S. Government Teaches Kids to Save Money by Stealing Twitter Bird and Not Drinking Juice or Soda

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Kids.gov recently published these comics designed to teach kids all about learning ways to save money. The first is aimed at younger kids with an interesting message that you can buy stuff you really want if you use your own money. It struck me as an interesting message since it seems to be a tacit approval that you can buy ... Read More »

Financial Literacy is Not a Vaccine, nor is it a Solution. It is an Excuse.

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One of my Twitter buddies, Thomas Fox (@thomasjfox) sent a tweet about an article titled “Financial Ignorance is Not Bliss.” When Americans were questioned by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, more than 41 percent of adults gave themselves a grade of C, D or F when it came to their understanding of financial literacy. And less than half the ... Read More »

So Excited We Are Helping Kids. Thank you.

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I’m really excited we’ve been able to help fund financial education for children this year. When I say ‘we’ I mean it. As a result of ad revenue that is generated by people visiting GetOutOfDebt.org and clicking on ads and the support given by Cambridge Credit Counseling to support my work, we’ve generate additional funds to fund financial education projects. ... Read More »

Financial Education For High School Students Does Not Work and Could be a Waste of Time and Money

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In what feels like a never ending series of debunking articles about financial topics, like why a 15 year mortgage is less safe than a 30 year mortgage, here is another installment, this time about financial education. Typically financial education classes are touted as some sort of inoculation that can be given to high school students to prepare them for ... Read More »

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