Discussion: Special Discussion contd. - Incorporating Financial Literacy in Career and Counseling Services (Feb 7 - 11)

Talking about money and discussing finances and money management behavior is considered a taboo subject or even rude. Money and finance related myths and misconceptions abound. Sound financial education and incorporating financial literacy in education programs seems like an excellent strategy to get this crucial conversation started.

Talking about financial resources, habits, and other money management topics in a one-on-one environment provides a safe and comfortable space to connect,  and talk through financial questions, hurdles, and plan for solutions. 

Discussion: Special Discussion: Incorporating Financial Literacy into Adult Education Programs (Feb. 3 - 14)

To commemorate February as the Financial Aid Awareness month, Financial Literacy and Postsecondary Completion groups are hosting a special discussion from today, February 3rd to Friday, February 14th on ideas and strategies around integrating financial literacy into adult education programs.

Bulletin: National Disability Institute's Hands on Banking Quick Reference Guides

National Disability Institute (NDI), in collaboration with Wells Fargo Hands on Banking®, has released two sets of financial education materials that provide disability specific information for educators who provide services to people who have disabilities.

Bulletin: ABLE National Resource Center Serves the Financial Needs of Persons with Disabilities

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) las launched a month-long #ABLEtoSave grassroots campaign throughout the month of August. The purpose of the campaign is to educate and inform the general public about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. The goals of the #ABLEtoSave campaign are to increase awareness about ABLE accounts and to increase the amount of ABLE accounts opened across the country.

Discussion: The Unbanking of America - Are Check Cashing Centers and Pay Day Lenders really bad?

Recently, I listened to NPR's Podcast Fresh Air as they inteviewed Lisa Servon about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. I found the interview increadibly interesting.

Notice: Don’t Miss: Next Week’s Webinar Event Featuring Special Guest, Dr. Stephen Reder!

Event Title: What’s Happening in Adult Basic Skills Programs: The Long-term Impact of ABS on Economic Outcomes, Postsecondary Engagement, and GED Attainment

Event Type: Webinar Event and Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Bulletin: Coming Soon: We Dive into ED’s #SecondChancePell Pilot Program!

Event Title: Unlocking the Promise of Pell for Incarcerated Learners

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Correctional Education and Financial Literacy groups

Date(s): TBD

Happy Monday, members!

Bulletin: Coming Soon: We Dive into ED’s #SecondChancePell Pilot Program!

Event Title: Unlocking the Promise of Pell for Incarcerated Learners

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Correctional Education and Financial Literacy groups

Date(s): TBD

Happy Monday, members!

Discussion: Financial Literacy Resource Geared towards Adult Learners

www.360financialliteracy.org is a good financial literacy web resource. This website is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

A unique aspect of the website if Ask the Money Doctor where you can pose your financial questions and then volunteer Personal Financial Specialists respond to user queries. You can find the past Q&A at http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Ask-the-Money-Doctor

Bulletin: Financial Education Webinar for Librarians

Financial Education Webinar for Librarians

Mark Your Calendar for July 10 CFPB webinar 

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