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Investing Lesson Idea: Here's A Class Simulation to Demonstrate Elements of Behavioral Finance

In my search for in-class activities to demonstrate behavioral aspects of investing, I came across this one on the Stirling Behavioral Finance blog.  Keep in mind as you read it, that it is designed from a college-level Economics class. 781 more words

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Teaching Strategy: Everyone A Personal Finance Advice Columnist

Seeing this Time article soliciting advice from readers on a personal finance question made me think of a way to assess what students have learned at the end of a lesson or unit.   176 more words

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Scared Straight Approach to Student Debt: A Documentary Playlist

This recent article about a community college in Florida caught my attention:

To get a student loan at Broward College, one of Florida’s largest community colleges, you first have to sit through a two-hour financial lesson with Kent Dunston.   824 more words

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Question of the Day: What Is Your Investing Risk Profile?

Before starting my investment unit with students, I ask to them complete this simple and short Risk Profile Quiz.  One of the fundamental tenets of investing (which I have learned the hard way) is that your investment strategy must match your risk tolerance (or profile).   464 more words

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Resources Linking College Degrees to Career Earnings

Based on activity, my recent post on The Value of a College Education (By Major), generated quite a bit of interest.  Easy to figure out why students and their families might be more interested in how much value their degree will be worth:  the rising student debt levels needed to cover the rising cost of higher education.   330 more words

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Investing Activity: Sometimes the Simplest Solution...(Fun with Spreadsheets)

Investing is hard to teach.  Talk to personal finance teachers and ask them what concept they find most challenging to teach to high school students and many will tell you it is investing.   1,156 more words

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What's the Catch? Identity Theft Monitoring Services

Home Depot, Target, insert almost any retailer here.  Stories of data breaches abound so interest in credit monitoring or identity protection services are also growing.  Which makes the story this week about a fine levied on U.S. 450 more words

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