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November 6, 2015   |   Category: College Planning / Loans   |   Author: Michael Schramm
Midterms might be over, but the thought of final exams has many students are stressing already. But some students — to the dismay of many — aren’t sweating their knowledge on financial literacy. The reality is that most students aren’t making the grade when it comes to learning about personal finance. According to U.S. Bank’s recent survey, 65% of students gave themselves a C, D or F when considering whether they can successfully manage their finances and money. One solution to this problem? More education in the classroom. One proponent of this solution is Jim Chilton, founder and president of the Society of Financial Awareness. With 35 years of financial advising experience, he’s shocked that his children hanen’t learned about financial literacy topics in schools. Had he not taken it upon himself...
May 28, 2015   |   Category: Future Planning   |   Author: Casey Dowd
We’ve all made financial blunders at one time or another. But the negative impacts are particularly severe for baby boomers near or in retirement. Typically, they have more to lose and much less time to correct negative impacts. “The reality is this…with many of the Boomers in America today, since most people spend first and plan later – if...
July 14, 2014   |   Category: Money and Credit   |   Author: Drew Hendricks
Source - Entrepreneur While vocal work-from-home opponents like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Zappo’s Tony Hsieh have gotten a lot of media attention in recent years, it’s getting more and more difficult for businesses to deny that telecommuting is a smart business decision. Telecommuting is a pervasive, continuing trend that in the US has grown a whopping 80% since 2005, according...
July 31, 2015   |   Category: College Planning / Loans   |   Author: Jim Chilton
At my fifth and last child’s high school graduation, I settled into a seat next to a gentleman who was the father of another graduate. When the ceremony ended, most of the parents excitedly rushed forward to take photos of their sons and daughters. But this fellow just sat there in a classic dejected pose, his hands on his...

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