What is Financial Literacy?
“Financial Literacy” is a term that used to be reserved for adults or those hoping for a short path to retirement. Now it is applied to all ages; especially to those who are ready to step out and figure out how to live independently. Financial literacy is now a necessary lifeskill for everyone, and organizations around the world are here to help!
Between the cost of higher education and housing, teens are entering a world where being an educated consumer is vital to managing their finances. Whether it’s learning how to budget or understanding the fundamentals of economics, financial literacy is an important skill that every individual needs to learn before starting the next stage in life.
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Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that" in regard to helping families navigate the scholarship process...(more)
RISLA cares about the success of students and families in Rhode Island. In fact, we believe that the future depends on the success of today's and tomorrow's students. That's why RISLA doesn't just provide loans. RISLA educates families on how to obtain financial aid, walks students through the college planning process, provides tools that can help families make informed and responsible borrowing choices for college, and aids students in jump-starting their careers...(more)
CollegeSTEPS provides guidance to help you manage your money confidently to and through college. Your future is waiting, and we've got the tools to help you on your way there. Our financial options cover moments from exploring your college choices to managing money as a college student. And we have bankers available when you're ready to set up accounts...(more)