Research + News | Topic: Financial Planning

As College Debt Rises, So Does Interest In Teaching Financial Literacy

After languishing for a few years, support for teaching money-management skills to high school students has reignited, financial literacy advocates say. They attribute much of the newfound interest to worries about mushrooming student debt. Read the article here.

Teens Ponder How To Pay For College, But Not Much

When it comes to paying for college, most teens like the idea of not taking on debt, according to a new survey by Junior Achievement. Overall, however, teens haven’t given much thought on how to fund their educations. Read the article here.

Perceptions & Realities of Paying For College

Ascent Funding’s 2019 national study of students and parents explores their perceptions before starting college and the impact of reality once the college experience begins. Read the report here.

Three Money Conversations Every Teen Should Have With Their Parents

Some conversations that families need to have around the topic of money. Read the article here.

5 Money Lessons Teens Should Learn Before They Go To College

Have a high-schooler in the house? Here’s what you need to teach them, pronto.

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‘Launch’ Plan Gets Your Grown Kids Off Your Couch

A plan for launching your grown children out on their own. Read the advice column here.

The 8 Life Skills All 18-Year-Olds Should Have: A Checklist For Parents

If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world as 18-year-olds, without the umbilical cord of the cell phone being their go-to solution in all manner of things, they’re going to need a set of basic life skills.

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Gen Z Gets Schooled

Those in Generation Z have changing attitudes about higher education, but they still plan to attend. Read the article here.

Most Students Expect Parents’ Financial Help After College

According to Upromise, more than 2/3 of students expect mom and dad to financially support them after college graduation. Read the article here.

The Challenges of College Financing Facing High School Seniors

With the rising cost of a college education, more and more high school seniors are having a hard time figuring out how to pay for school. Forbes takes a look at this growing problem. Read the entire article here.