Thursday, April 26, 2012

Free Financial Literacy iPhone App

FinLitTV just released a free iPhone app. I am proud to say I hand in creating the app. The app includes two terrific features:
  • A Financial Literacy Clips (FLiC) is short video that illustrates a specific financial literacy concept. They can be shared in a number of ways with others, including social media. As you can see from the embedded FLiC, they serve as wonderful hooks for personal finance lessons.
  • The quiz is an ideal tool and enjoyable way for students to prepare for final exams. Each of the questions are consistent with Jump$tart National Standards, and have varying degrees of difficulty. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Did You Know - American Personal Finances

If you are having trouble loading the video above - Click Here to watch it on Vimeo.

A special thank you to the personal contributions in this video:
Jason Alderman (Senior Director, Global Financial Education at VISA Inc)
David Anderson (Executive VP, W!SE-NY)
April Bond (VP, BizWorld)
Palmira Buten (Former VP, 5/3 Bank; Co-Founder, Budget Challenge)
Dan Hebert (Financial Education Consultant)
Dr. Billy Hensley (Director of Education, NEFE)
Catherine Hutton Markwell (CEO, BizWorld)
Nick Jacobs (Program Director, CARE)
Dan Kadlec (Author & Journalist, TIME & Money Magazines)
Greg McBride (VP, Bankrate)
Bill McNabb (CEO, Vanguard)
Holly Pressman (Co-Founder & CEO, FinLitTV)
Louise R. Raymond (VP, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, McGraw-Hill)
Jason Terrell (Director, Griffith Foundation)
Many thanks to Mollie Kuramoto for producing the video.

Note - this video is designed solely to raise awareness of the current state of American personal finances and financial literacy. It is not to be used to generate a profit of any kind.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Financial Tools for HS Seniors & College Students

April is financial literacy month. I created a LiveBinder of financial tools for high school seniors and college students. My goal is to provide a 'One-Stop-Shop' of resources they can rely on to make wise and informed financial choices, consistent with their own values and goals.

Please participate in financial literacy month by sharing the following LiveBinder with others: Personal Finance for Recent Grads