Financial Education

Michael on June 21st, 2010
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If you wanted your child to learn how to play baseball, who would be the ideal teacher?
You: Dustin Pedroia.
Okay, I love how the guy plays the game, but let’s just say his current professional career makes him unavailable to teach your kid for the next 20 years.
You: Darn.
Realistically, who would you want to teach your [...]

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Michael on June 22nd, 2009
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Of all the articles in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance, I most enjoyed Moneymonk’s Why American’s Don’t Save. Perhaps because it reminded me of a post I wrote long ago, Top 10 Excuses For Not Saving, but also because it was an excellent reminder of being realistic about the future.
Fact 1:  It won’t be [...]

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Michael on September 26th, 2008
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I’m still shaking my head at this one.  In the September issue of Money Magazine, Lauren Willis argues Why you can’t teach money.
You: Who’s Lauren Willis? I never heard of her.
I hadn’t either. She’s a law professor at Loyola Law School in LA.  In the article, she maintains, among other things:
Sellers of financial products spend [...]

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