High school students learn how to be ‘good with money’

It’s difficult to interest 17- and 18-year-olds in lessons about spreadsheets and mortgages. Instead, the Cowin Financial Literacy program and Harvey’s Prairie View A&M students aim to give them examples more applicable to their lives, such as choosing between a public, private or community college or learning how to save up for a spring-break trip.
Read more at Houston Chronicle.

What You Have in Common With Bankrupt Pro Athletes

In April, Teachers College at Columbia University honored former NFL great Justin Tuck for his financial education advocacy through Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy foundation. In his acceptance Tuck explained how a $60 million contract could leave an athlete with just $5 million in a hurry. That’s easy to fritter away if the athlete is fixated on the bigger number.
Read more at Time’s MONEY.

TC’s Marri Advocates Transparency in Interview About Financial Literacy

Anand Marri, associate professor of social studies and co-designer of the Cowin Financial Literacy Program, a professional development program for teachers of financial literacy and personal finance, was interviewed by Tara Lynn Wagner of Time Warner Cable News’ Money Matters show, about the importance of starting financial literacy education very early in a child’s life.
Read more at Teachers College Newsroom.

Lessons Often Missed When Teaching Children About Money

You help your kids open their first bank account and show them how to use money to buy things, but when was the last time you talked to them about economics? If the answer is never, you are leaving a lot unsaid. “It’s almost like you are teaching one third of the puzzle but not understanding the rest of the two thirds,” says Anand Marri, associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Read more and view video at Time Warner Cable News’ Money Matters.