Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students


Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students

A law passed in 2007 and beginning in May will require teachers to certify students' working knowledge of banking, taxes, investing, loans and more.

How to Budget with Irregular Income

Budgeting is one of the most important personal finance tasks you can do. However, it can get tricky if you have one of the thousands of jobs out there that doesn't pay a regular paycheck.

7 Painless Ways to Save Money Without Making Sacrifices

One of the most dangerous personal finance myths is that saving money is hard. It's not, at least if done the right way. The problem is that many people see cutting back as requiring significant sacrifice in lifestyle. Much like dieting, people qui…

7 Painless Ways to Save Money Without Making Sacrifices

One of the most dangerous personal finance myths is that saving money is hard. It's not, at least if done the right way. The problem is that many people see cutting back as requiring significant sacrifice in lifestyle. Much like dieting, people qui…

7 Painless Ways to Save Money Without Making Sacrifices

One of the most dangerous personal finance myths is that saving money is hard. It's not, at least if done the right way. The problem is that many people see cutting back as requiring significant sacrifice in lifestyle. Much like dieting, people qui…

7 Painless Ways to Save Money Without Making Sacrifices

One of the most dangerous personal finance myths is that saving money is hard. It's not, at least if done the right way. The problem is that many people see cutting back as requiring significant sacrifice in lifestyle. Much like dieting, people qui…

The Best Summer Money Books for Adults

Children's books can help parents talk to their kids about money, but reading can also help inspire smarter financial decisions for grown-ups. American Public Media's Marketplace Money recently asked personal finance writers about their favori…

Personal finance apps Pt 1: budgeting with your iPhone

There is no shortage of personal finance apps out there. But the problem is choosing one that does what it needs to with ease and as little cost to you. In the first of a series of Continue reading

Financial education: Does your state make the grade?

A passing grade? The effort that states put into teaching high school students about personal finance. Personal-finance topics are included in the state’s educational guidelines, but the state does not require that local school districts teach these to…

Personal Finance Daily: Why are more young people dying of heart disease?

Everyone’s getting healthier these days except, seemingly, young adults. Between 2000 and 2010, heart disease deaths increased for 25- to 34-year-olds, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Find that story and more, in today’s Pers…