Monetary Asset Discussion Morphs into Custodial Roth IRA Promotion

Recently, a student captured the imagination of my class. It stemmed from a comparison of Money Market Deposit Account (MMDA) and Certificate of Deposits (CD).  It was suggested that one of these accounts could be very useful for graduation gifts this spring. One of my students, Phil, asked,  “Mr. Shifrin, what would you do if …

The 2019 Massachusetts Personal Finance Challenge

The Personal Finance Challenge is a 30-question, rapid-fire exam with questions from categories on Income and Money Management, Spending and Credit, and Saving and Investing. Teams will complete the exam online between March 25 and April 5. Each student will have 35 minutes, and all team members must complete the exam within 3 hours. Click …

The 2019 Council for Economic Education’s National Economics Challenge

The Council for Economic Education will host the 19th Annual National Economics Challenge in New York City on May 18 – 20, 2019. Cash prizes, trophies, and medals for the top teams at nationals. Rounds will cover Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International and current events. There will be critical thinking rounds and quiz bowl rounds and an …

2019 National Consumer Protection Week (March 3–9)

From our friends at the FTC: 2/4/2019 blog post National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2019 is just around the corner. This year, NCPW is March 3 – 9, 2019. That’s just about a month away, so now is the time to jump into planning. During NCPW, government agencies and consumer protection groups band together to …

“Is Accounting for Me” Student Conference Registration is OPEN!

Registration is now open for the spring “Is Accounting for Me?” High School/Community College conference! Date: March 8, 2019 Location: Suffolk University Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm   These conferences are appropriate for high-performing juniors and seniors who are considering studying accounting or business at the college level, as well as community college students. Each school may bring up to eight (8) …

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