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New FINRA Study Shows The Need For More Personal Finance Education In Our Schools

FINRA Investor Education Foundation released its 2016 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) and its findings show that while most Americans are growing more financially capable, there are still millions who struggle with making ends meet – particularly women, millennials, African-Americans, Hispanics, and those lacking a high school education. These findings are drawn from studies that […]

POSTED: July 15, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , ,

Watch the National Economics Challenge Live on CNBC on May 23rd at 1 p.m

Join us for the 16th Annual National Economics Challenge Finals! The eight team finalists beat out more than 10,000 students to compete for the Championship title!  Watch and root for your favorite team via the live stream on CNBC.com starting at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23rd. CNBC’s Power Lunch will also be airing live snippets from the Challenge […]

POSTED: May 18, 2016 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , ,

Post Campaign Round Up: #MySavingsStory

  Last month was Financial Literacy Month and we teamed up with social media entrepreneur, Natalie Zfat on the #MySavingsStory video campaign. Throughout the entire month of April, we shared personal video stories from writers, artists and economists to inform and inspire kids to understand and take control of their financial lives. We received savings advice from fashion […]

POSTED: May 13, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

New Topic on EconEdLink: Election Economics

The Council for Economic Education is pleased to announce the release of a series of lesson plans to help educators (grades 9-12) teach the election and economics in their economics, civics, government, and other social studies courses. The lessons are all available for free on our teacher website EconEdLink. Topics covered include: Can Election Futures Markets Be More […]

POSTED: May 4, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

2016 National Economics Challenge Finalists!

You’ve been waiting for this moment! The results are in and we are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2016 National Economics Challenge! These eight teams had the highest scores in the semi-final rounds of the Adam Smith and David Ricardo Divisions and will be participating in the Finals in New York City on May 21st-23rd. […]

POSTED: April 29, 2016 | BY: April Somboun

2016 Semi-Finalists: National Economics Challenge

  Thousands of high school students nationwide competed in the National Economics Challenge! We are delighted to share with you the 34 teams from the Adam Smith Division and 33 teams from the David Ricardo Division who have made it to the semi-finals. State Adam Smith Division David Ricardo Division Alabama Vestavia Hills High School Eufaula High School […]

POSTED: April 20, 2016 | BY: April Somboun | TAGS: , , , , ,

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