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November 6, 2015   |   Category: College Planning / Loans   |   Author: Michael Schramm
Midterms might be over, but the thought of final exams has many students are stressing already. But some students — to the dismay of many — aren’t sweating their knowledge on financial literacy. The reality is that most students aren’t making the grade when it comes to learning about personal finance. According to U.S. Bank’s recent survey, 65% of students gave themselves a C, D or F when considering whether they can successfully manage their finances and money. One solution to this problem? More education in the classroom. One proponent of this solution is Jim Chilton, founder and president of the Society of Financial Awareness. With 35 years of financial advising experience, he’s shocked that his children hanen’t learned about financial literacy topics in schools. Had he not taken it upon himself...
January 16, 2015   |   Category: Future Planning   |   Author: IFG Integrity Financial Group
Understanding Financial Planning You may have heard the term “financial planning” before and wondered what it meant. Maybe you’re started thinking about making your own financial plan, but weren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried the “do it yourself” approach, and have decided it might be time to work with a professional. What Is Financial Planning? ...
February 5, 2015   |   Category: Future Planning   |   Author: Dan Barufaldi
Source - Investopedia Clearly, small businesses are important to us all, but only the better managed businesses succeed. In a small business, effective management means properly balancing five factors: - Customers - Cash flow - Credit - Credibility - Capital These are referred to as the five "C"s. Let's take a look at these requirements to see how they...
September 7, 2015   |   Category: College Planning / Loans   |   Author: Michael Schramm
The need for college students to be financially literate is an often-overlooked but increasingly important task for parents. Many students are misinformed about essential financial facts. For instance, 61% believed paying late credit card balances removed notices about them from a credit report, while 60% believed checks or debit card usage builds credit, according to a 2015 U.S. Bank survey...

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