Living under a mountain of debt is an unfortunate fact of life for millions of Americans. For every dollar earned, a dollar seems to fly out the window as bills mount and debt piles up. So how can people take charge of their financial life and put their money issues to bed? Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI), is a North Carolina-based organization dedicated to helping people improve their financial literacy, dig out of debt and take back control.
BiggerPockets Is Changing the Way the World Invests
Investing in real estate is different than it used to be when your grandfather did it. It’s even different than when your father did it.
BiggerPockets is helping to spur that change by altering the way the world invests. Founded in 2004, the company provides education, networking and various other tools for any individual interested in real estate investing. Currently, BiggerPockets boasts the largest real estate investing community.
How One Organization Is Helping Improve the Nation’s Financial Literacy
Among all the subjects that are taught in U.S. elementary schools, personal finance is often overlooked. That trend started way back in the 1940s, when U.S. government officials determined that schools and teachers were poorly equipped to deal with the complexities of the post-war economic boom. One organization came together to face that challenge and change the way the U.S. views financial literacy from an educational perspective.
Cengage to Offer Affordable, Unlimited On-Demand Access to Digital Course Materials
These days, paying for college is not an easy feat. While the cost of tuition and fees continues to rise, household income has actually declined—forcing most students to take out loans in order to complete their education. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly half of student loan borrowers leave school at least $20,000 in debt. Thirty percent of borrowers are unable to make a dent in their loan balance after five years of repayment, and more than 60 percent of borrowers not reducing their balances are delinquent.
Train Your Brain for a Healthy Financial Future with LearningRx
In today’s society there are so many distractions, making it sometimes hard to focus – whether it be in the classroom or in everyday life. With ADD, ADHD and other disorders, tutoring may not be enough. LearningRx takes learning a step further with brain training. As its website states, the company’s approach goes beyond basic tutoring by improving attention, math, memory and reading skills in ways that last – for both kids and adults. In the company’s 35+ year history, founder Dr. Ken Gibson and his staff have helped over 100,000 individuals with a unique cognitive training methodology.
Can’t Afford College? You Can Still Enjoy a Career with a Solid Financial Future
While data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed 33.4 percent of the country’s adult population held a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2016, the number of high school graduates immediately enrolling in college has actually decreased in recent years.
Leading the Next Generation With Knowledge
The Center for Civic Education is doing its best to better inform in an array of categories, notably politics and the history of civic duty. The center’s primary purpose is to develop, implement and evaluate professional development and classroom curricular programs that foster civic competence, responsibility and engagement.
Millions of Americans are Starting or Running Financially-Viable New Businesses
Over the past two years more than 25 million Americans started or were running new businesses in an economy that continues to show moderately healthy growth, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016 United States Report released by Babson College.
Get Your Child’s Financial Future off to a Good Start with Shmoop
It’s no secret that education is the key to a successful career and a solid financial future. So why not start early, making sure your children take advantage of every learning opportunity available to them?
Shmoop is a website that offers over 400 online courses and over a half million pieces of original content, designed to help students of all ages enhance their learning capabilities in every subject imaginable.
EdX: Free Online Courses for Lifelong Learners
In today’s economy, a university education is anything but inexpensive. In fact, according to The College Board, a not-for-profit organization, average tuition and fees for full-time in-state students enrolled at public four-year universities and colleges were $9,650 for the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition and fees for students choosing out-of-state colleges were more than twice that—an average $24,930.
NAEYC: Tips for an Educational Family Vacation
Summer is a popular time for families to vacation together, and according to AAA, more than a third of Americans expect to take a journey that is at least 50 miles away from home. With 79 percent planning a road trip, 51 percent preparing to visit a national park, and 33 percent anticipating a visit to an international destination, the opportunity for educational experiences abound.
Course Hero Helps Students Master Their Courses
In the fast-paced world of education, people young and old find a variety of methods to help them conquer workloads and advance in their studies. In the 21st century, they don’t have to feel alone while doing it.
Help a Child Learn to Read by Giving Hilton Points to Room to Read
During a visit to Nepal, John Wood was simultaneously struck by the enthusiasm of the local students and the lack of resources in their schools. That led him to leave his senior executive position at Microsoft and start Room to Read in 1999. The organization’s scope has grown over the years, but its mission remains essentially the same: transform the lives of children in developing countries through education.