FinLit Heroes: Friday, August 18, 2017


Note: We’re bringing back our weekly series of HFF Financial Literacy Heroes. We’ll be posting and linking daily to financial literacy news from across the country and around the world. Then, every Friday, we’ll put together our list of the top movers and shakers in personal finance from the previous week. If you’ve been fighting the good fight, look for your name among our FinLit Heroes!

Our FinLit Heroes this Friday include a teacher, two tech company founders, and someone you know (again)!

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FinLit Roundup: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Here’s your Financial Literacy News Roundup for Thursday, August 17, 2017:

  • Ever read an entire terms-and-conditions agreement from a company like Best Buy? One Oregon teacher made her FinLit students do just that. The reaction, according to the Beaverton Valley Times: “so boring but so helpful.” Read more >>



  • Mississippi was the state least interested in FinLit in the above survey, but two Mississippi natives are working to change that attitude and to deal with the growing problem of “bank deserts.” Read more >>


  • And just for fun, an…interesting take on the future of financial literacy, all the way from New Zealand: “So, financial literacy 101 will involve living somewhere you can dig your own well. Or, somewhere you can intercept a river (as long as you’re upstream of a cow).” Read more >>


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