financial education

5 Personal Finance Lessons From “The Hobbit”

You won't find an ATM in Smaug's lair, but you will find some pearls of financial wisdom scattered about the Lonely Mountain and Middle Earth.

8 Personal Finance Lessons From "Parks and Recreation"

The staff at the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department can teach us a lot about personal finance, whether they mean to or not.

Money Mistakes Two Popular Board Games Teach Kids

If you think Monopoly and The Game of Life teach players sound money management skills — go directly to jail. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.

5 Stupid Things My Parents Taught Me About Money

Your parents probably gave you a lot of advice about money. But that advice might have been very, very bad.

Investing Advice by the Decade: Ages 11-20

Tweens and teens race into biological adulthood all on their own, but they won't advance to financial adulthood without some parental guidance. Here's what to teach.

Why the Time Value of Money Matters, and 10 Ways It Affects You

You don't have to be a financial whiz to understand how the time value of money affects you financially and otherwise. All you have to do is look around.

Essential Money Lessons for Recent Grads

Learning the ins and out of managing money can be daunting, especially for young adults. Master these financial fundamentals to get off to a good start.

7 Places Teens (and Adults) Can Learn About Money

Opportunities to develop financial literacy are closer than you think. Here are seven nearby places to gain practical skills with lifelong benefits.

Teaching Kids About Money: An Interview with Dr. Brad Klontz

It's time to have "the talk" with your kids. No, not that one. The one about financial responsibility.

My Poverty-Fighting Superheroes

You never know -- your mild-mannered neighbor, co-worker, or long-time buddy may be a hero in the battle against poverty. He might prepare meals for the homeless; she might tutor a

How to Financially Educate Your Children

Here are a few ways you can help your children create a healthy relationship with money.

Tips for Increasing Your Financial Literacy

A recent CNN article titled "Americans are 'financially illiterate'"