Financial Literacy

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Why is Financial Literacy Important for Families?

Jason Hartman’s team has been noticing that a fair amount of searchers are finding us by asking this simple question—why is financial literacy important? And while we’ve written about a variety of topics, we’re very dedicated to the practice of educating people—of teaching them to be financially...

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...

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...

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...