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New app teaches financial literacy to young people

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How to teach ... financial literacy

From this September, financial education will be embedded into the new maths and citizenship curriculum, giving schools the chance to equip young …

Why 'financial literacy' is a bunch of hooey – and why the banks promote it

April is National Financial Capability Month. You know what that means. We will be subject to many a tedious lecture, telling us how the financial …

Improving Women's Financial Literacy, Worldwide

Are the 70 percent of the developing world's adult population who have no formal bank account doomed to a life of economic uncertainty and financial illiteracy?<p>If a woman's culture dictates that she should always put her family's financial needs ahead of her own, can she learn to set aside money …

Why Americans Aren't Financially 'Capable'

It will surprise no one that millions of Americans are having trouble making ends meet.<p>A recent report by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation showed that there are also huge disparities between states on how well people handle money. Those living in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey fare …

Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us So Much Happier Than Buying Them

Even for the most materialistic consumers, it's the experience of shopping (and the anticipation of buying) that makes us truly happy<p>Reuters<p>The idea that you can't buy happiness has been exposed as a myth, over and over. Richer countries are happier than poor countries. Richer people within richer …

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only …

How Reading Makes Us More Human

A debate has erupted over whether reading fiction makes human beings more moral. But what if its real value consists in something even more fundamental?<p>A battle over books has erupted recently on the pages of <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Time.</i> The opening salvo was Gregory Currie's essay, "Does Great …

Why Glenn Greenwald Drives The Media Crazy

Critics keep questioning Glenn Greenwald’s bona fides as a journalist because he is a polemicist with very strong views about the dangers of government power, and eager to engage and/or condemn any and all who disagree. David Gregory raised his doubts on Meet the Press and Andrew Ross Sorkin did it …

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously …