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This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

Personal Finance

How to build credit without a credit card

<b>Credit cards are one of the best tools around for building credit. They’re easy to use, offer flexibility and (sometimes) rewards, and they directly</b> …

Personal Finance

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's vast pool of idle labor is a mirage

As he envisions a manufacturing revival, President Donald Trump is telling lawmakers the U.S. has a vast, idle labor pool itching to go to work. That's a mirage.<p>His remarks Tuesday at a meeting with members of Congress about trade:<p>TRUMP: "I do have to say that we do have a pool of 100 million …

Instant Plagiarism Check Add-on for Google Docs from Unicheck

Unicheck, well-known in the educational circles for their technological breakthroughs and innovations, has created a Google Docs plagiarism checker …

Education Technology

How to wrangle a fast-talking car dealer

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>With one foot on the bumper of a broken-down used car, the salesman asks, “If I give you a …

Acquainted

Student killed himself after getting into huge debt with payday loan companies

<b>A student killed himself after getting in debt by borrowing money from payday loan lenders, an inquest heard.</b><p>Naseeb Chuhan, who was studying human …

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2017 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-the-year ”The Best…” list. I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!<p>As usual, In order to make it on this …

The Job-Stealing Robot Apocalypse May Be Worse Than Previously Thought

The Oxford professor who famously predicted that automation would threaten 47 percent of the U.S. labor force says retail jobs are next.<p>Last year, Amazon introduced its first Amazon Go: a brick-and-mortar convenience store that sells snacks, staples like milk and bread, pre-made meals, and meal …

New York Times

Everything you thought you knew about budget deficits is wrong

Except, in this case, the conventional wisdom is dead wrong, according to a new paper presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual Jackson Hole symposium.<p>"Even in countries with high public debt, the penalty for activist discretionary fiscal policy appears to be small," wrote Alan …

Economics

How to go to college for free in America

Bachelor’s degrees from some universities cost more than $250,000 in their entirety. College education in America is so costly that students have begun putting their grandparents in debt. For many people, it makes sense to consider alternative routes in life. (See: Our guide to not going to …

College & University

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest the money?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Should you invest extra cash or use it to pay off your mortgage?<p>It’s a debate that rivals …

Personal Finance

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …

Living Rooms

This Unnecessary Bank 'Service' Could Be Costing You $450 A Year

New CFPB study adds it up.<p>You go out to lunch with a friend, ring up a $40 tab, pull out your debit card to pay—and, later, breathe a sigh of relief …

Personal Finance

We Did the Math: Here's How Much Your Dog Costs You Over its Lifetime

It's a lot.<p>When Kristen Silton and her husband went house shopping several years ago, a fenced-in yard was high on their must-have list. The Atlanta …

Pets

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

The post 28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

NPR
Self Control

Free Technology Curriculum from Google - Applied Digital Skills

<i>close</i><p>Get skills you can use<p>A free computer literacy course designed to prepare learners for a growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills<p>…

Learning

How to Make Budgeting Fun

It’s possible, trust us.<p><i>This post was written by Pamela Capalad, and originally appeared on Girlboss.com.</i><p>Before you write this article off as just another bitter pill to swallow (because let’s be honest: the word “budgeting” in a headline isn’t exactly an endorphin creator) I have a confession to …

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

A financial expert says too many people have a terrible money habit — and you can fix it in a month

"The worst money habit I see is unconscious behavior," Jean Chatzky, the financial editor of NBC's "Today" show who is also a senior editor at The Balance, told Business Insider in a Facebook Live interview.<p>"Money has become very invisible, for lack of a better word. It's become largely cashless, …

Personal Finance

How HyperDocs Can Transform Your Teaching

Listen to my interview with Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis, authors of The HyperDoc Handbook (transcript):<p><b>In many classrooms, a</b> …

Education Technology

5 Lessons About Building Wealth, From Basketball Titan LeBron James

Sure, we'll never have his millions. But we can all do a lot better if we follow some of the smart moves he's made off the basketball court.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most professional athletes never reach their financial potential. Despite their outrageous …

Golden State Warriors

Google's 'Interland' Game Makes Online Safety Education Fun

The Web giant introduces Be Internet Awesome, a new initiative to teach kids 'the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety.'<p>PCMag reviews …

Digital Citizenship

Test Your Kid's Financial Savvy With this Money Quiz

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been a headache for big banks and payday lenders that take advantage of customers, but they’ve …

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

Teaching

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You | Inc.com

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference thatGoogle is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation also reflected a rethinking of traditional presentation style.<p>Senior managers and …

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

If you want to get rich, start investing — and start as early as you possibly can.<p>"Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and …

Retirement