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    Financial Literacy

    What is Financial Literacy?

    “Financial Literacy” is a term that used to be reserved for adults or those hoping for a short path to retirement. Now it is applied to all ages; especially to those who are ready to step out and figure out how to live independently. Financial literacy is now a necessary lifeskill for everyone, and organizations around the world are here to help!

    Between the cost of higher education and housing, teens are entering a world where being an educated consumer is vital to managing their finances. Whether it’s learning how to budget or understanding the fundamentals of economics, financial literacy is an important skill that every individual needs to learn before starting the next stage in life.

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    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS
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    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS

    CollegeSTEPS provides guidance to help you manage your money confidently to and through college. Your future is waiting, and we’ve got the tools to help you on your way there. Our financial options cover moments from exploring your college choices to managing money as a college student. And we have bankers available when you’re ready to set up accounts...(more)

    Fidelity Youth Account
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    Fidelity Youth Account

    Help your teen age 13 to 17 learn how to manage their money with a Fidelity® Youth Account. They'll be able to spend, save, and invest — all from one secure place. And you'll be able to monitor your teen's account activity...(more)

    Till Financial
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    Till Financial

    Till is a free app and debit card combo that lets kids and parents collaborate on smarter spending decisions...(more)

    Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA)
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    Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA)

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

    RISLA cares about the success of students and families in Rhode Island. In fact, we believe that the future depends on the success of today’s and tomorrow’s students. That’s why RISLA doesn’t just provide loans. RISLA educates families on how to obtain financial aid, walks students through the college planning process, provides tools that can help families make informed and responsible borrowing choices for college, and aids students in jump-starting their careers...(more)

    How to Win College Scholarships
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    How to Win College Scholarships

    Jeddo, Michigan

    Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that" in regards to helping families navigate the scholarship process...(more)

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