Tag Archive: financial literacy

Aug 27 2013

Partnership: UT Tyler, Texas Bank and Trust provide professional development

The University of Texas at Tyler provides professional development for K-12 economics and finance teachers through a partnership with Texas Bank and Trust, Dr. Martin Slann, UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced. UT Tyler launched the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy in the summer of 2011 with an initial $15,000 …

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Jun 11 2012

Improving financial literacy, here and abroad

By Jason Alderman Would you be surprised to learn that parents in many poorer countries often spend considerably more time talking with their children about money management than in wealthier countries like the United States? I was. That’s just one interesting nugget revealed at the sixth annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit recently hosted by …

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Apr 03 2012

Using comic books to teach financial literacy

By Jason Alderman For decades, millions of kids have faithfully followed the adventures of their favorite comic book superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men – sometimes well into adulthood. Although often considered pure escapism, comic books also can serve an educational role – whether it’s teaching the principles of science, demonstrating right vs. wrong or …

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May 04 2011

Financial literacy teachable moments come at all ages

I learned lots of valuable information in high school, but one subject that wasn’t on the curriculum was personal financial management. We didn’t learn how to balance a checkbook, why budgeting is important or how credit card interest works, among other life lessons. Fast forward a couple of decades and technological advances have resulted in …

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