Is Financial Literacy on Your Teen’s Schedule? Here are the Skills They Need to Know

19 Apr

If you’re the parent of a teen, you probably remember back “in the day” when life skills, including financial literacy, were part of the high school curriculum. Many parents are surprised to learn this vital topic is not even on the schedule anymore in most schools; in fact, the advocacy organization Next Gen Personal Finance finds that fewer than 20% of high school students are required to take even one semester of personal finance. That’s why it’s imperative for parents to step in to cover some basic concepts. Here are four discussions to have with your teens that are just as important as other life skills, such as teaching them how to drive or do the laundry. More>>

COVID-19 Pandemic Motivates Younger People to Buy Life Insurance

10 Mar

Consumers’ pandemic shopping lists went beyond baking flour and exercise equipment in 2020. They also bought more life insurance. Applications for life insurance policies jumped 4% in 2020 in the U.S., the highest year-over-year annual growth rate since 2001, when MIB Group Inc., a member-owned organization, began tracking activity. More>>

The Ultimate Guide to Sales Tips for Each Generation

15 Jul
Every fifteen to twenty or so years, a new generation emerges, and as the kids that compose it come of age, they generally catch some flak from their older counterparts. It’s almost like a rite of passage to take heat from your elders and give it right back to them — only to do the exact same thing they did once you’re their age. More >>