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Credit Scores at All Time High- And Consumer Debt is Rising

Credit Scores at All Time High The average American’s credit score reached 700 in April, an all-time high. It’s never been higher, but consumer debt level is rising. Then what is going on? A CNN Money post on June 20, 2017 by Anna Bahney titled “Americans: Your Credit Score is Going Up“, stated: “The average FICO […]

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Challenges Beyond Credit Accessibility

The Credit Invisibles: 4 Challenges Beyond Credit Accessibility By: Kimberly Roy, National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®). I met a teacher at a conference recently who shared a viewpoint we sometimes hear from other educators. He claimed that students should be taught never to use credit. He said we should teach every student that if […]

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Cash Still Popular?

Study Finds Cash Still Popular, But Differences In How It’s Used By Generation, Gender From Credit Union Today, 2/1/2016 HOUSTON–Despite consumer access to a wide variety of payments methods, cash retains a prominent place in the consumer payments landscape. But there are differences in how different generations use cash, a new survey has found—including a […]

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Millennials: Rethink Credit vs. Debit

Millennials: Rethink Credit vs. Debit There is a generational divide when it comes to shopping: A CreditCards.com survey indicates that boomers and millennials both choose plastic, but for the older cohort the word is “credit,” and for the younger it is “debit.” Do millennials need to rethink credit vs. debit? Both systems work well but […]

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Give Your College-Bound Student a Personal Finance Crash Course

Does your young-adult student need a crash course in personal finance? A recent financial literacy survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) reveals that the majority of adults say they learned the most about personal finance from their parents. Should you give your student a personal finance crash course? Basic Financial Knowledge Checklist […]