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True Grit

Step over John Wayne.  After almost ten years of advocating and lobbying by a small group of passionate individuals, with some interchangeable parts, a k-12 financial literacy bill has been signed into law. It will go into effect on April 10th. This bill is as much focused on equity and the importance of quality k-12 …

Credit for Life Fair Grant Opportunity Now Open!

From our friends at the Office of Economic Empowerment: The next funding opportunity for spring semester Credit for Life Fairs is now open! Eligible schools will meet the requirement of being a Massachusetts public high school, Massachusetts charter high school, or Massachusetts public or private day or residential special education program approved by the Massachusetts …

Friday (1/11): #TaxTimeSavings Twitter Chat

From our friends at the Consumer Federation of America: Each tax season, households making less than $52,000 claim $100 billion in federal tax refunds. For many of America’s low and moderate income households, their tax refund is by far the largest check they receive all year. This windfall provides the perfect opportunity to start or grow …

A new way to teach financial literacy … starting in kindergarten!

FitMoney is a Massachusetts-based financial literacy profit that aims to improve youth financial knowledge and habits in school. Our free, K-12 financial literacy curriculum starts early when financial habits are being formed. Last year, more than 60 teachers used our curriculum to teach 1,500 fourth and fifth graders in Charlestown, East Bridgewater, North Andover and …

Have you made your list? Checked it twice?

The naughty practice of allowing Holiday shopping to break your budget It’s that time of the year, Santa is creating his list and checking it twice to find out who has been naughty or nice. Avoid being on the budget naughty list with my Top 10 Ways to save during the Holidays. Start early—Obviously, since …

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