Category Archives: Financial Literacy Basics

For Parents Serious about Teaching Their Kids About Money

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To become financially literate, competent and savvy requires an understanding of basic economic principles and their practical application to personal finance.   As readers of my blog, you know I’m dedicated to explicating and exemplifying those principles through the Curve metaphor of … 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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Investment Diversification

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In my post Goals and Risk or the Straight Line Meets the Jagged Line I covered the impact of market volatility on investment portfolios over the last 20 years.  This post discusses diversification as a means to mitigate that volatility. Diversification … Continue reading

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The Curve as Context-Part1

Mini-money lesson 2.  Want to learn more.  Check out the Curve page.

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Money Consciousness

Mini money lesson 1.  A new series. Want to learn more.  Check out The Curve.

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Financial Literacy Recap

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Several readers have asked me to recap my posts related to financial literacy.  So here it is…. The Curve Topic:   Page or Posts The Curve and Flow:  The Curve Inputs for curve calculation:  Curve Components – Part 1 Calculating … Continue reading

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Goals and Risk or the Straight Line Meets the Jagged Line

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This post attempts to simplify the math that underlies goal planning. I know, it sounds complicated but don’t hang up just yet. I’m going to use a lot of pictures and keep the math to a minimum. If you can … Continue reading

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Sage Money Advice

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A long long time ago there were two great academies, centers of sublime wisdom. They were the academy of Yoha and the academy of Sime. Each had many disciples. Each was known the world through out. (1) Iza of Zei … Continue reading

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Creating a Budget – See me and others on Bloomberg TV

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Tax Advantaged Investing

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In my first post on investing I defined it, gave several examples and identified common elements.  This post focuses on the all important and not to be missed benefits of tax advantaged investing.  Tax advantaged investments are those that allow … Continue reading

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