Category Archives: Fin Lit and Civics

Why Parents of High Schoolers Should Know about Virtual Enterprises International

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Today a colleague and I critiqued a business plan presented by high schoolers at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise (AOFE) in Long Island City, New York.  They presented like pros a full blown plan; complete with mission statement, marketing … Continue reading

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Civics 103 – The “Superfunction” Human Resources

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The federal budget is divided into 20 functional categories (e.g., national defense, health, energy, transportation), which are further divided into subfunctions. These functional categories provide a broad statement of budget priorities and facilitate the analysis of trends in related programs; … Continue reading

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Civics 102 – U.S. Gov’t expenditures 2010 Vs. 2007

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The above analysis compares Federal budgets fiscal 2010 to 2007.  I’ve chosen these two years to compare because the contrast is both timely (see Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, i.e, Deficit “Supercommittee”) and politically revelatory.  2007 was the last … Continue reading

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Civics 101 – Civics and Financial Literacy

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In this post I’ll begin arguing the case for making ‘civics’ (at a minimum a review of the United States budget and its implications ) an essential component in financial literacy education.  I believe it’s absolutely necessary because government’s  a … Continue reading

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Why are thought leaders, educators and politicians so interested in financial literacy education now?

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It seems to me that serious attention to financial literacy and the means to educate people about it has grown geometrically in just the last several years.  I think its worth exploring why that may be so? Let me first … Continue reading

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