Tag Archives: financial literacy
This may seem like an obvious point, but successfully planning for retirement has always required managing two sides of the household balance sheet: building savings and managing debt.
Two recent reports highlight how the debt side of the retirement balance … Read more
Please tell me whether this statement is true. Buying a single company’s stock usually provides a safer return than a stock mutual fund.
c) Don’t know.
d) Refuse to answer.
The answer, of course, is b. … Read more
I started Vanguarding in 1997. Since then, I’ve developed better financial behaviors. I pay myself first, automatically directing cash from my paycheck to investment accounts before it can burn a hole in my pocket. I diversify widely, limiting my exposure … Read more
I recently wrote about the connection among Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and how my mother “taught” me to become financially literate. In this post I’d like to acknowledge teachers—and the role they can play in teaching financial literacy—more directly.… Read more
What do inner-city families trying to save $500 for emergencies have in common with trust-fund heirs? Their common interest, it turns out, is financial literacy.… Read more