Category: Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Month 2017

Financial Literacy Month 2017

It’s that time of year for folks interested in teaching the basics about money.  We are entering Financial Literacy month for 2017, which comes annually in April.  As our regular readers are aware, MoneyBasicsU is a great supporter of Financial Literacy month and, in particular, Money Smart Week.  During this time, it is a reminder […]

April 4, 2017 | By More
How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

The story I’m about to share will certainly prompt the question of anyone – how do you I go about choosing a financial advisor?  After all, this person, this firm, is going to take a portion of my life savings and oversee the details and execution of my financial planning. Let’s briefly look at the […]

September 27, 2016 | By More
Should You Believe a Celebrity Endorsement?

Should You Believe a Celebrity Endorsement?

In a word, personal finances and the world of money are getting more complex by the day!  We all know this, but it was taken to a new level after doing some research on today’s topic – celebrity endorsements.  Is your purchasing behavior influenced by a celebrity endorsement?  Maybe, maybe not.  But, the Federal Trade […]

August 23, 2016 | By More
2015 National Financial Capability Study

2015 National Financial Capability Study

A characteristic of being a money smart consumer and financial leader is keeping on top of trends.  Let’s be honest here.  It can really be a challenge today to remain in step with the massive amount of news and micro/macro events that create or impact trends. The role of data is more important than ever […]

August 2, 2016 | By More
Financial Literacy Topics at Time’s Money 101

Financial Literacy Topics at Time’s Money 101

As you well know, there are many websites available for consumers to learn the basics about money. Financial literacy, in our humble opinion, is the key to enjoying a better financial lifestyle.  Why?  It’s because when you know the financial facts, you can make better money decisions.  Periodically, we like sharing personal finance educational resources […]

June 14, 2016 | By More
Should Banks Offer Financial Literacy for Small Business?

Should Banks Offer Financial Literacy for Small Business?

Some questions are easier to answer than others.  In today’s blog, we address the question, “Should banks offer financial literacy for small business?”  The answer is a resounding “yes.”  Why?  The main reason is that for small businesses, their first partner in their new venture is a bank.  It is also a mutually beneficial relationship. […]

June 7, 2016 | By More
Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

The weather here in the Chicago area couldn’t have been nicer this past weekend!  As a consequence, quite a few of my neighbors were out working in their yards.  I saw several people washing windows and sweeping their front porches.  Indeed, spring cleaning is in the air!  It got me thinking about an article I […]

April 19, 2016 | By More
3 Reasons Walking Saves You Money

3 Reasons Walking Saves You Money

There are two topics that go nicely together in my money lifestyle – walking and saving money.  It may seem like talking about walking and saving money are at odds for a personal finance magazine, but not really.  By the time you finish reading this post, I think you’re see my logic. Why am I […]

April 12, 2016 | By More
Money Experts:  How to Know If What They Say is True

Money Experts: How to Know If What They Say is True

Several years back, we talked about if you can trust what a personal finance expert says.  Financial Literacy month seems a good time to bring up this important issue to money smart consumers again.  If there are two truths we would like to emphasize out the gate, it’s the following: Truth #1:  Do your own […]

April 7, 2016 | By More
Financial Literacy Tool Kits: Resources to Teach About Money

Financial Literacy Tool Kits: Resources to Teach About Money

Financial Literacy month starts tomorrow, and financial literacy advocates have four weeks to provide 100 percent focus on the value of learning about personal finances!  Over the years, many good websites and resources have been developed to teach consumers about personal finances.  We wanted to share another valuable resource with you today, which we have […]

March 31, 2016 | By More