Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates lack the knowledge and skills to make rational, informed decisions on the use of their money and planning for future events, such as retirement.
This book shows what you can do to improve financial literacy awareness and education. It covers the use of interactive games and tutorials, peer-to-peer mentoring, and financial literacy contests in addition to more formal education. It gives you a sample of approaches and experiences in the financial literacy arena. Divided into three parts, the book covers financial literacy education for grades K–12, college, and post-college.
Table of Contents
K–12 FOCUSED FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
The Changing Landscape of K–12 Personal Finance Education
I Wish They Had a Course Like That When I Was in High School
How Twentysomethings Are Changing Financial Literacy Education
The Financial Education Movement in Pennsylvania: Fifteen Years and Still Going
COLLEGE-FOCUSED FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
Raising the Bar on Efforts to Increase Financial Capability among College Students
Financial Literacy: National Endowment for Financial Education
Financial Literacy: A Pathway to Financial Well-Being
Financial Literacy Education at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology: A Case Study
Don’t Just Survive—Thrive!
POST-COLLEGE-FOCUSED FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
Collegiate Financial Literacy: The Ohio State University Example
Financial Literacy in the Workplace
Special Report: GAO Report on "Financial Literacy: Overview of Federal Activities, Programs, and Challenges"
Dr. Jay Liebowitz is the Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He previously was the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
"Financial Literacy Education, the most recent edited volume from Dr. Jay Liebowitz, contains contributions from thought leaders across the financial literacy spectrum. This book is a road map for educators, business leaders, and policy makers on how and why to address America’s failure to educate our students in the basics of financial literacy. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about the growth and stability of our nation’s economic future."
— John L. Jacobs, senior advisor and former EVP and CMO of Nasdaq
"I am a firm believer in educating students in terms of financial literacy and associated best practices. This book is a great step in this direction!"
— Alex DiSanto, founder, Triple Crown Corporation