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Strike a Chord: Financial Literacy

by Jacob Anderson
wpcontent, Global Catalyst Group

This Fall, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is turning its attention to financial literacy.

In today's economic climate, knowing how to manage money effectively and make well-informed financial decisions is critical for everyone. 

As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, WFUV is focusing its attention on financial literacy. Reporter Jacob Anderson put together this series of reports. Listen for the five stories below.

1. New York is one of 13 states that requires students to take coursework in personal finance to graduate. Reporter Jacob Anderson visited Norman Thomas High School on Manhattan's East Side to find out more.

2. Conventional wisdom says to start investing as soon as possible. For people who follow less conventional financial paths, it's not always that simple.

3. The financial crisis is causing all kinds of people -- rich, poor, young, old -- to reassess how they handle their money. It may even be causing financial counselors to reconsider some of the most basic advice they give their clients.

4. At the New York Public Library's Financial literacy Day in Midtown Manhattan last month, Joe Houlahan happened to be repairing an elevator. He decided to make use of the resources provided at the event.

5. Technologies like debit cards, on-line banking, and Internet shopping bring unique challenges to managing personal finances. Jacob Anderson reports on a new effort to teach these abstract concepts as early as possible.





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