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Episode 47: Professor Emerita Meets Elmo

February 18, 2012 By: admin Category: budgets, Educational programs, games, interviews, introduction, resources 7 Comments →

Who can resist Elmo, even when teaching Financial Literacy? Photo of Professor Holden at Sesame Street

That was the brilliance behind the plan when the Sesame Workshop contacted Karen Holden, Professor Emerita of Public Affairs and Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Holden was one of six advisers invited to discuss with Sesame Workshop what the fundamental lessons are for very young children in Financial Literacy – lessons that could be and should be taught to preschool children, especially from diverse families and communities. These six experts produced a body of professional content and opinion to inform Sesame Workshop in Financial Literacy.

What a great way to help youngsters grasp fundamental concepts of Financial Literacy Sesame Workshop developed!

And… maybe there will be some fabulous discussion in their families as they ask questions….

Links related to this episode:

“Karen Holden advises Sesame Street financial education initiative” (Article) – University of Wisconsin – Madison News (Online Magazine) http://www.news.wisc.edu/19344

(Recommended by Karen)
The National Endowment for Financial Education
http://www.nefe.org/?gclid=CPmfkeT9wK0CFRBb7AodJHxYBw

After the interview, Karen shared the following links and information concerning the piece that led Sesame Workshop to contact her:

“I suspect Sesame Workshop found the following, the final report of the first phase of the study we were doing”
http://www.cuna.org/newsnow/09/system060209-8.html?ref=hed
A news article on the study:

http://www.cuna.org/newsnow/09/system060209-8.html?ref=hed

The cognitive development part of that report is now a separate article:

Scheinholtz, Laura., Karen. Holden and Charles. Kalish (available October, 2011) “Cognitive Development and Children’s Understanding of Personal Finance.” In Douglas Lamdin (Ed). Consumer Knowledge and Financial Decisions: Lifespan Perspectives. New York, NY: Springer.

Karen explains who her coauthors are: Laura was a graduate student working with us, one of Chuck’s students. I might have mentioned another study of teachers, survey results I inferred to mean that teachers were thinking of “financial education” as too complicated, making a link to their more complex financial lives than the basic tools students need to learn. That study is:

Wendy Way and Karen Holden. (2009). Outstanding AFCPE Conference Paper – Teachers’ Background and Capacity to Teach Personal Finance: Results of a National Study. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 20(2), 65-79”

Video Content for Young Learners – Sesame Street® “For Me, for You, for Later”

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/save

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Episode 45: Mack Lewis: Creator of the Checkbook Project

February 06, 2012 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, checkbook, resources 1 Comment →

Mack Lewis: Creator of the Checkbook Project Checkbook Project Logo

Another exciting Talking Fin Lit episode with vital free resources as we interview Mack Lewis, a board certified teacher working in Oregon. Mack describes her development of Class Money: The Checkbook Project, a unique model for using the Micro Society instructional context to model and teach Financial Literacy. It is a free resource, a complete guide for teachers with support materials, available in downloadable format online.

 

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Episode 43- Banking, Business, and School Stores Paving the Way Towards Financial Literacy

November 15, 2011 By: admin Category: budgets, business, calculators, cost of living, entrepreneurship, resources 1 Comment →

An Interview with Jennifer Allen, Jump$tart Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Allen photoJennifer Allen was selected as the first State of Kentucky, Jumpstart Financial Literacy – Teacher of the Year. She is a teacher at Madison Southern High School in Berea, Kentucky where she teaches Business and Marketing courses and runs the school bank and school store programs. She has presented to colleagues on using free resources for teaching various aspects of Financial Literacy (see her presentation PowerPoint below). Ms. Allen’s work as a Financial Literacy educator provides an important model, as she teaches both formal classes, and runs school-based activities (the bank and store) that provide important opportunities to apply what’s learned in the courses as well as other content, hands-on. In this interview Jennifer describes how she runs her program, identifies important free resources she’s found for it, and gives important advice on how to run a highly successful Fin Lit program on the high school level.

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Episode 37: Lynn Raymond, Banker aka Teacher Interview

February 12, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, credit scores, curriculum, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, interviews, resources, teacher perspectives 2 Comments →


What’s all this buzz about banks inside of High Schools?  About High Schoolers actually running banks?  Lynn Raymond, a former bank vice president turned business teacher, shares with us what these new trends and exciting developments in financial literacy are all about!  Learn how she got started in bringing banking into the school, the possible pitfalls and the necessary tools to get such programs off the ground.  All and all, another exciting interview that sheds light on new innovations in Teaching Financial Literacy!

[Photo By Michael Patrick, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel]

Resources Related to this Episode

  • Article in USA Today:
    • When students at Carter High School in Strawberry Plains, Tenn., forget their lunch money, they don’t have to worry about going hungry.Instead, they wander over to one of the five tellers who work at the student-run bank, where they can withdraw money from their savings accounts or fill out short applications for a $5 loan, all without leaving the building, says Lynn Raymond, a banking and finance teacher at the school.
    • Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-03-31-schoolbanks_N.htm

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • Induction into Hall of Fame for International Adult and Continung Education- Dr. King, Toronto, Canada, April 6-8, 2011
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CASAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • International Technology conference- Portugal – July 2011- Dr. King (not yet confirmed)


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Episode 36: Author, Deborah Hopkinson Penny Auctions, Strawberry Farms and More!

January 20, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, entrepreneurship, games, interviews, introduction, investments, resources, student outcomes 229 Comments →


Author!   Author!

Join us for an insightful interview with Deborah Hopkinson, the celebrated author of children’s fiction and nonfiction.  Deborah discusses with us the inspiration for her new book, “Saving Strawberry Farm,” and the lessons it has embedded within it related to financial literacy.

  • What’s this book about?
  • What new projects is this author of more than forty books working on?

Tune in and turn it up to find out more about integrating financial literacy in literacy and other content areas

Resources for this Episode

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Meet Deborah Hopkinson!

Author Deborah HopkinsonDeborah Hopkinson is the author of more than 40 books for young readers including picture books, short fiction, and nonfiction. Her historical fiction picture books often illuminate the lives of ordinary people or forgotten figures in history. She has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture book text twice. A frequent speaker in schools and conferences, she works to help bring history alive and encourage young readers to practice critical thinking and historical thinking skills.

Deborah’s award-winning works include Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the 1994 International Reading association Award; A Band of Angels, an ALA Notable title which also won the Golden Kite Award and was a Jane Addams award honor book; Under the Quilt of Night, winner of the Washington State Book Award, Bluebird Summer, a Golden Kite Award Honor Book, and Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award and a 2004 Jane Addams Award honor book

Her 2006 book, Sky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, was an ALA Notable and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book, while Up Before Daybreak, Cotton and People in America, won a Carter G. Woodson Award and an ALA Notable book. Shutting out the Sky, Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924, was an honor book for the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, a Jane Addams Award honor book, an IRA Teachers’ Choice, and a James Madison Award Honor Book. Apples to Oregon won the Golden Kite Award and Spur Storytelling Award and was an ALA Notable book.

Sweet Land of Liberty was named an IRA Teachers Choice and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2008 . Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, a Junior Library Guild Selection, published in Fall 2008, received three starred reviews and was an ALA Notable book and was named winner of the Comstock Award.

A three-time Oregon Book Award finalist, she won in 2009, receiving the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award in 2009 for Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole. Also in 2009 Home on the Range, John Lomax and His Cowboy Songs, received two starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild Selection, as was Stagecoach Sal, which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. Other new books in 2009 included Michelle and First Family, both illustrated by AG Ford. In 2010 Deborah published The Humblebee Hunter, about Charles Darwin and his children, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Deborah received a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She lives near Portland, Oregon, where she serves as Vice President for College Advancement for the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


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Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • TSEA Conference Keynote- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Conference Presentation- Orlando, FL, Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CSAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


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See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark.

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Episode 35: Interview with David Anderson, Exec. Vice Pres. of W!SE

January 19, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, cost of living, credit scores, resources 5 Comments →

As we dive into 2011, Talking Fin Lit provides a compelling interview with Dave Anderson, the Exec Vice. Pres. of W!SE.

Dave discusses how financial literacy is a major issue for students as they advance to college. Indeed recent reports prove that the major reason students drop out of college is not academics, but Oops! We almost gave it away!

You have to listen in to find out, won’t you?

W!SE stands for Working in Support of Education and it is a member of the (McGraw Hill) Financial Literacy Now Partnership.

Quote from W!SE website:

“Most students drop out of college not because of academic failure but because of …….

and the fastest growing group filing personal bankruptcy is in the age group…………….”

Resources for this Episode

Related Article:

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ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • TSEA Conference Keynote- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Conference Presentation- Orlando, FL, Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CSAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

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You may contact Mark and Kathy by emailing us at
podcast@talkingfinlit.org

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Episode 32:Econkids Take Financial Literacy to New Levels

September 08, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, charity, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, introduction, investments, loans, resources, stock market, taxes, unemployment 3 Comments →

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Ms. Rodgers is the Project Director of the RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROJECT ON ECONOMICS AND CHILDREN, and has spent the past several years heading up this project with her coauthor.  Listen as she explains the origins of her project and the depth of the study she’s gone through to bring us one of the most user-friendly and useful resources for children’s financial literacy on the web.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROJECT ON ECONOMICS AND CHILDREN

MISSION:
The website for the Rugters project provides teachers, parents, and volunteers with ideas for using children’s literature to introduce economics to children.  We review new books from leading publishers and makes selections for “Book of the Month” and “Top Five” categories.

Unlike many of the existing websites on economics education, EconKids focuses on younger students in elementary school.  Its user-friendly design can help to generate quick teaching ideas that are based on current research in economics and education.

WEBSITE FEATURES:

Top 5 Books By Concept. Instructors can click on an economics concept to get a list of our “Top Five” choices for acclaimed children’s books that use enjoyable stories to teach an economics lesson. The selection of all books is based on objective research criteria and on direct experience in teaching with the books.

Book of the Month. Some of these books are not to be missed.  Check our current and previous picks for “Book of the Month” when looking for excellent book ideas in devising reading strategies and social studies lesson plans.

New Books. Stay up to date with this link to high-quality, newly-published children’s books with valuable economics lessons.  Our original reviews  focus on how economics concepts are woven into each book.

Research. Interested readers can download working papers on economics education directly from the EconKids website.  The research papers focus on pedagogical strategies, economics content standards, assessment tools in economics education, and how children learn economics.

Content Standards. This page contains links to all the states’ content standards in economics.

Text-to-World Connections. These books can be used to explore “text-to-world” connections in which students relate the ideas from their books to the economic world around them.  Examples include the 2006 Nobel Prize winners for Peace and for Economics.

Helpful Links. Here you will find a short list of organizations with the most useful resources for promoting economic and financial literacy among students of all age.

(Taken with Respect from the EconKids website)

The project’s website,” EconKids”: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/

Research by Yana and colleagues about teaching Economics/Financial Literacy through Literature: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=33&id=91&Itemid=193

Dandi Daley Mackalls “Rudy Rides the Rails” book and resources.

A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 400 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million. A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, & cats.

- Review of Rudy Rides the Rails: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/component/content/article/117-unemployment/810-rudy-rides-the-rails-a-depression-era-story

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. Who will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 31 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

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Episode 31- The New York Public Library and Financial Literacy

September 06, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, calculators, cost of living, interviews, investments, mortgages, resources, retirement 1 Comment →

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connect with NY City Public Library Kathleen Kalmes is a Financial Resource Specialist who works with the New York Public Library (NYPL) to better educate people about financial literacy.  In this exciting interview, Kathleen discusses some of the features of the NYPL’s Science Industry, and Business Library website- included in which are sections on stocks, bond investing, retirement, and much much more.  Kathleen also discusses about the various programs the library offers, available for free to educate the public.  Please join us and listen in as Kathleen describes what impact and what resources the Library has available to help those who are struggling in this troubled economic time.

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Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. Who will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 31 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark. We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

Contact Us


You may contact Mark and Kathy by

Podcast Feed:

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Episode 29: Interview with Literacy Partners

August 30, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, Educational programs, resources, student outcomes, taxes, unemployment No Comments →

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Join us as we interview a unique educational team about the need for financial literacy in our communities and families. Susan McLean, Executive Director of Literacy Partners, along with Lucy, a financial literacy consultant,  join us for this interview. We learn their perspective and idea for the modern need for financial literacy.

What makes this episode different? For 35 years, Literacy Partners has provided high quality, free, community-based adult and family literacy programs to New York City residents.  Literacy Partners’ mission is to ensure that all community members have access to the education they need to realize their potential as individuals, parents, and citizens.  Literacy Partners programs include Adult Basic Education, Pre-GED, GED, ESOL, Family Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy and Employment Preparation.

More than 97 million Adults in America cannot read above the 5th grade level, which includes 3.7 Million people age 16 and older in New York City.

(Information drawn from the Literacy Partners Fact Sheet)

Literacy Partners Website : http://www.literacypartners.org/

Literacy Partners is affiliated with the (McGraw Hill) Financial Literacy Now partnership: http://www.financiallitnow.org/index.shtml


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Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. ho will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

 

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 29 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

Leave a comment here on the blog/site

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark. We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

Contact Us


You may contact Mark and Kathy by

Podcast Feed:

Our podcast feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/talkingfinlit


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Ep 28 April is Financial Literacy Month- Part 2

April 12, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, literacy test, mortgages, resources, teacher perspectives 7 Comments →


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More great resources to scaffold Financial Literacy Month with your classes and communities. From DOE on Youtube to HGTV reality shows(?) Kathy and Mark share resources, activities and perspectives for teachers in focusing on financial literacy materials. Discover how to use the videos and articles in this episode to build relevance and maximize learning. This is your personal invitation to be part of the Fin Lit Community- Let’s support educators. Visit the website for complete show notes and resources www.talkingfinlit.org This is your personal invitation to be part of the Fin Lit Community- Let’s support educators.

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Resources and Articles Mentioned

  • Schools to teach kids how to manage money, Hamilton Spectator
    • Financial literacy is to be incorporated into Ontario classrooms from Grade 4 to Grade 12. Parliamentary assistant Leeanna Pendergast will provide a report …
  • BUILDING YOUR FUTURE - The Actuarial Foundation has released Building Your Future, an engaging and relevant financial literacy curriculum to help teens master the foundational elements of personal finance and to prepare for life after high school
    • At a time of widespread economic turmoil and financial challenge, it is more important than ever that teens are given the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money wisely and to make smart decisions for the future.
    • “Building Your Future helps students easily grasp the essentials of personal finance, gives them multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make. Each chapter is classroom ready, with a Teacher’s Guide that provides handouts and answer keys, instruction and assessment suggestions, definitions and resources that align with national mathematics and personal financial education standards.
    • To help teachers incorporate these materials into their instruction, the Foundation is making Building Your Future available in PDF format. However, as a nonprofit organization we are able to provide printed copies of the booklets at a break-even cost of just $2.50 per booklet.” from the site
  • HGTV reality show provides … property-virgins.JPG
    • Relevant connections for middle school and high schoolers
    • Property Virgins connections in this episode
  • Americans Nearly Flunk Financial Literacy Test
    • FOXBusiness
      The first-of-its-kind survey, funded by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) non-profit Investor Education Foundation
    • How to Teach Kids About Money
      Of all the lessons taught by the financial crisis, the most personal has been that Americans aren’t too slick with money. We take out home loans we can’t afford. We run up sky-high credit-card debt. We don’t save nearly enough for retirement By Barbara Kiviat Monday, Jan. 25, 201

Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook . We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. ho will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 26 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD – Coming Events

  • April 2010 — Kathy at Purdue University (IN)
  • April – June 2010 –Kathy at RTI SUMMIT @Chicago & Orlando
  • May 2010- Kathy NYCABE Keynote N Y City
  • May 2010 — Kathy at AERA 2010 (Denver, CO)
  • June 2010 — Mark and Kathy at ISTE NECC 2010 (Denver, CO)
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See Transformationed.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark.. we enjoy meeting our podcast community!

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Podcast Feed:

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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.


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