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Dollars and Sense: Teaching Money

While elementary school students may have years before they are faced with decisions about credit cards and mortgages, it is essential that they have a solid foundation for future economic learning. Teach the meaning of money in the lower grades, including recognizing coins and bills and counting money, and teach skills such as saving and […]

The Science of Paper Money

Few could argue that paper money has supreme importance in today’s world. This is because of its value and the fact that it is accepted almost universally. Before the advent of paper money, Barter Exchange Systems  were in place. These procedures worked fairly well whenever each party could provide something desirable for the other party. […]

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A Cliff Hanger: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

Debt. Deficit. Budget. Taxes. Pretty boring, right? Actually, these are all a part of a nail-biter situation that is unfolding (or unraveling) in Washington, DC right now. You may have heard or read about it; it is front-page headlines in newspapers across the country, including the [TargetNewspaper]: the fiscal cliff. When you think of a […]

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Black Friday and the GDP

‘Tis the season for retail discounts! If you participated in Black Friday, we hope you found a great deal – and gave a little boost to the GDP. Some U.S. shoppers had to head for their post-Thanksgiving nap a little earlier this year to be ready to participate in the Black Friday rush, as many […]

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