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Note from Nan – a few minutes on money

As the head of an organization that teaches about personal finance, I thought I would take this opportunity to share some thoughts about managing your personal finances at this time. Big thanks to Herb – my dad – who taught me a lot about managing my finances and had good advice for many.  1. Rethink your budget. Especially important if your income may diminish for a while. And, depending on your work circumstances, Read more…

POSTED: March 24, 2020 | BY: CEE

Watch CEE’s President and CEO discuss the 2020 Survey of the States on CNBC

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released the 2020 Survey of the States, available for download here. The Survey is CEE’s biennial look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States; it serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

Florida’s partial victory

Part of the 2020 Survey of the States. Download the full survey here. Since 2011, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has pursued a legislative requirement for a standalone course in personal finance. Finally, in 2019, after years of negotiating and advocating, the legislature passed a requirement for that course. While the bill’s Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

Requirements matter. So does access.

Part of the 2020 Survey of the States. Download the full survey here. Requirements matter Carly UrbanChristiana Stoddard Montana State University With the rise of student loan debt, there is concern that student borrowers are not fully informed when making decisions about how much to borrow and from where. Can state-required financial education in Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

North Carolina expands and strengthens instruction in economics and personal finance

Part of the 2020 Survey of the States. Download the full survey here. Recognizing that financial literacy skills are critical for success in career and life, North Carolina business leaders and policymakers recently championed a bipartisan effort to increase the emphasis on instruction in economics and personal finance for high school students. During the Read more…

POSTED: February 4, 2020 | BY: CEE

Fidelity’s partnership with Invest in Girls is changing lives

Post by Fidelity Investments, a sponsor of our 58th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference. Whether through Invest In Girls (IIG) workshops, which teach financial concepts to 10th, 11th and 12th grade girls, role model exchange which provides mentors from the finance and financial services sectors or industry exposure trips which offer experiential Read more…

POSTED: October 28, 2019 | BY: CEE

Recap: 2019 Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference (with photos)

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 58th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference in Los Angeles! We had a wonderful time speaking with and learning from all of the educators, affiliates, exhibitors, and volunteers who attended. A special thanks is due to the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) who hosted the Read more…

POSTED: October 28, 2019 | BY: CEE

New quiz on CNBC.com: Are you an insurance pro?

Are you financially prepared for a fire, a break-in, or an accident? How much do you REALLY know about insurance? We’re proud to have collaborated with CNBC on this quiz, all about insurance! This quiz is a part of CNBC and Acorns’ financial literacy initiative Invest In You: Ready. Set. Grow. Find the Spanish Read more…

POSTED: October 1, 2019 | BY: CEE

#econready contest results are in!

Our #econready contest has concluded! We asked K-12 teachers to show us how they will be incorporating economics and personal finance into their classrooms this year, and to let us know which EconEdLink resource (lesson plan, video, or activity) complimented their work. We were thoroughly impressed by all the contest entrants! The winners: 1. Read more…

POSTED: October 1, 2019 | BY: CEE