November 2013

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The Case for Financial Literacy in High Schools

Jason Hartman has heard it again and again—young people suffering from poor financial planning because they didn’t learn anything about it in high school or college. It’s the reason Young Wealth exists, but it’s a sad fact that today’s students graduate from programs with a severe lack...

3 Types of Investments to Consider

This year is quickly drawing to a close (Jason Hartman can hardly believe it’s the end of November!) and that’s got a lot of people thinking about their investment portfolio. Maybe you’re already knee-high in the investment game, or maybe you’re just beginning to think about ways...

Bank-Issued Debit Cards vs. Prepaid Debit Cards

You’ve probably noticed that nobody (outside the food service industry) carries cash anymore. We’re a society set on plastic, and the credit and debit card has long replaced the days of paper currency. But there are still some choices, small grey areas in between paper and plastic...

Tax Deductions for the Unemployed

It’s a sad truth but one we must face—a large number of young adults are finding themselves without jobs. Many of these individuals are recent college or high school graduates, young people looking to change careers, or people forced to relocate for one reason or another. Unemployment...

2 Websites to Help With Financial Literacy

It’s hard to ignore the edge technology gives us in establishing sound financial practices. For most, the days of balancing a checkbook are long gone, replaced instead by frequent check-ins on your bank’s online platform. It’s become increasingly simple to check a balance, transfer money, and pay...