Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012)
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Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012)
Financial literacy is an issue that parents, librarians, and educators must tackle together in order to provide teens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Here are some current news articles that help raise awareness and offer ideas that can be used in lessons by teachers, workshops by librarians, and family conversations by parents. If you have any questions or would like help in finding more resource, please feel free to contact your local librarian.
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The Most Disenfranchised Group In America? It's Not Who You Think

The Most Disenfranchised Group In America? It's Not Who You Think | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

This Huffington Post article shows how important it is that the teens of today be taught financial literacy--not just on a personal scale, but on a civic scale. Teens  need to be told the truth about how money works and how their country is managing it since they will be the ones shouldering the burden when they come of age.

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Teen Financial Literacy Workshops Teach Budgeting, Smart Investing

Teen Financial Literacy Workshops Teach Budgeting, Smart Investing | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

Justin Creech of the Belvoir Eagle describes an 11-week financial awareness program the community is offering for teenagers. He details workshops on a) how to distinguish between wants and needs and b) diversifying investment portfolios.

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Financial, Nonprofit, Schools Join On Financial Literacy

Financial, Nonprofit, Schools Join On Financial Literacy | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

Teens in college are still teens and in more need of financial know-how than ever, but there is still a big deficit of financial awareness among them. This article outlines how some schools in California are going about setting up and funding financial literacy courses.

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Teach Teens All About Credit Reports

Teach Teens All About Credit Reports | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

Michael Camacho sugests a step-by-step guide to teaching your teen about credit reports in the process of going over your own.

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Teens Hungry To Learn About Managing Money Because They're Lot Learning It At Home.

Teens Hungry To Learn About Managing Money Because They're Lot Learning It At Home. | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

Teresa Dixon Murray writes about the lack of financial education that teens are recieving in school and at home while pointing out some of the programs and initiatives out there to remedy the issue. The article is accompanied by a handy quiz that tests the financial acumen of teens and adults alike and offers quite a bit of valuable information in and of itself.

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Can Twitter Make Roth IRAs Trendy For Young?

Can Twitter Make Roth IRAs Trendy For Young? | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

Mark Miller makes the case that a key to increasing awareness and interest in financial issues among young people is social media. It makes sense, given that twitter and facebook are the effective newswpapers and magazines of this generation.

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Shopper's Market: Teen Credit 101

Shopper's Market: Teen Credit 101 | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

This news video clip (or transcript depending on how you choose to view it) briefly outlines the basic financial literacy concepts teens need to be taught.

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NFEC Issues Tips To Teach Children About Money Over Financial Literacy Month

NFEC Issues Tips To Teach Children About Money Over Financial Literacy Month | Teaching Teens Financial Literacy--Current News (April 3, 2012) | Scoop.it

This article focuses on children young than teens, but it contains ideas for teaching financial literacy and offers links to many other valuable resources that could be useful for teens as well.

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