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VyStar Announces Latest Financial Literacy Initiative in Duval County Schools – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Did you graduate from high school knowing how to create and manage a budget? Do you understand how credit and interest rates work? What about investment fundamentals and compound interest? If you haven’t, you are far from alone. The consequence of having virtually no financial literacy in early adulthood often plays out […]

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survey shows non-bank financial institutions prioritize security, compliance and efficiency | News

Atlanta, Georgia, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Strategic Treasurer and Kyriba release the results of the Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) survey. The survey questions probed NBFIs on their plans, activities and priorities and collected details ranging from account usage to AI/ML adoption and collateral management. The results clarify where the NBFIs are currently […]

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Financial institutions partner to scale up green finance in Africa

IFC and Equity Group Holdings Plc. announced today that they are expanding their partnership to support Africa’s sustainable development by improving access to financial services for small businesses and financing green projects in six countries in East and Central Africa. Enlit Africa (the unifying brand for African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa) invites you to […]

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First Financial Bank raises over £20,000 during Financial Literacy Month in April

First Financial Bank, its associates and customers raised more than 20,000 pounds in April to celebrate Financial Literacy Month, including more than 230 pounds in Northern Kentucky. The books were collected from all of First Financial’s more than 40 locations in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area and each of its financial centers in […]

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Community Development Financial Institution Funds Prepare for Broadband Infrastructure Funding: Broadband Breakfast

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2022 — A Treasury Department program that provides capital to disadvantaged communities is helping invest in building broadband infrastructure in rural America, some of those recipient institutions said at a Tuesday event. The department awards grants and certifies institutions such as banks, credit unions, loan funds, microcredit funds, or venture capital providers […]

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The Rise of Financial Education Programs for Black and Other Immigrants in America

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Wednesday. May 11, 2022: The battle for racial equality has been going on for many years, but data shows that there is still a great economic disparity between different racial and ethnic groups in America. the Consumer Finance Survey reveals that white families have the highest level of typical and […]

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FIS helps small and medium financial institutions digitally transform with new integrated funding capabilities in partnership with Treasury Prime

Highlights The new FIS integrated finance offering is being developed in partnership with Treasury Prime using application programming interfaces (APIs) that make it easier for financial institutions to offer enhanced digital banking capabilities. Integrated financial services are easily scalable and create new revenue streams for small and medium banks and fintechs by providing solutions such […]

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D. Alexis Samuels and FinLitX Modernize Financial Literacy

Meet D. Alexis Samuels, founder of Brain Game LS Inc., the Get On The Road to Prosperity (RTP) learning system, and his newest venture, FinLitX. The recurring theme is that all of these companies are focused on education, but at FinLitX it’s all about helping students grow financially using technology and blockchain, and its theme, […]

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How to Create a Truly Holistic Financial Plan

Money / Financial Planning Natalia Lavrenkova / iStock.com We hear a lot about the terms “financial planning” and “financial plan” in the world of personal finance, but it’s not always clear what exactly that entails. And often, it’s easy to focus on just one aspect of your finances at a time, like setting up a […]

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How Financial Institutions Can Embrace Decentralized Finance

Financial services companies in the Middle East, including banks, insurance companies and fintechs, are increasingly interested in the opportunities and risks posed by decentralized finance (DeFi). Strategy&’s Jorge Camarate, Antoine Khadige, and Vishal Gupta explain how institutions can start embracing decentralized finance. As the name suggests, decentralized finance refers to peer-to-peer financial services with no […]

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Ann Arbor Nonprofits Launch Financial Security Program for Washtenaw County Families

ANN ARBOR – United Way of Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation are partnering with UpTogether to help Washtenaw County families deal with financial insecurity. UpTogether is an anti-poverty non-profit organization that provides families with funds and an online platform to share resources, support and connect with others to overcome their financial difficulties. […]

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Local professionals provide advice on financial literacy

MERIDEN – Financial knowledge and budgeting skills are some of the tools you need to deal with a rising cost of living. Rosa Carrero, community outreach manager for Liberty Bank, said there is a misconception that “nobody needs a budget” or that they don’t need a budget because they don’t have enough money. A budget […]

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Georgia will require a financial literacy course in high school

Georgia has become the latest state to enact a law requiring high school students to take a financial literacy course as a prerequisite for graduation. Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, sign the bill as part of a more controversial set of educational measures that allow the removal of certain books from school libraries and prohibit […]

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FINANCIAL LITERACY NEW LEAP A1 |

Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states now require a stand-alone financial […]

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5 Financial Gifts You Can Opt For Your Mom’s Financial Security This Mother’s Day

No gift is enough to express gratitude to a mother for the sacrifice she has made for the education of her child. At least we can try to make her happy on Mother’s Day by providing her with financial and social security. “On Mother’s Day, you might want to give thoughtful gifts that can secure […]

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The 7 Best Financial Literacy Books for Kids and Teens

This story originally appeared on Due Money management is an important life skill that everyone should learn. Unfortunately, many people go through life without ever learning about personal finance. That’s why it’s important to start teaching your kids about money early. There are many great books on financial literacy for children and teens. The 7 […]

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‘Adult 101’ classes to teach financial literacy in Florida high schools next year – WFTV

VIDEO: ‘Adulting 101’ classes to teach financial literacy in Florida high schools next year ‘Adult 101’ Classes to Teach Financial Literacy Head to Florida High Schools Next Year Florida – Florida is set to join six other states in requiring high school students to take a financial literacy course in a few years, something a […]

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Northwestern Mutual Invests $5 Million in Black-Led Financial Institutions – InsuranceNewsNet

MILWAUKEE – May 5, 2022 – According to the Black Business Owner Spotlight 2021, 56% of Black entrepreneurs said access to capital was a recurring barrier, often limiting their ability to grow their business. To help break down this barrier and further close the racial wealth gap in the United States, Northwestern Mutual today announced […]

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Goodwill Manasota Receives Grant for Financial Literacy Training

The coast of the gift DAILY SRQ FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY MAY 6, 2022 | Pictured: Goodwill Manasota GoodPartner Coach Dana Knuuti (left) with team member Dennis Burton. Photo courtesy of Goodwill Manisota. Goodwill Manasota prides itself on not only providing jobs for team members who may have barriers to employment, but also providing around-the-clock […]

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As personal financial literacy education grows nationwide, Maryland lags behind – Conduit Street

Nationally, data indicates that financial literacy is increasing and states are increasingly prioritizing the issue in public education. During the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly, lawmakers tackled the issue and passed a bill requiring public K-12 programs to incorporate financial literacy. K-12 dive, one website which provides “journalism and insight into the most […]

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Why the Emotional Side of Financial Security Can Be ‘Very Inconvenient’

Step by step, Alexa Curtis increased her credit card debt as she grew her business as a blogger. She didn’t realize the money pit she had dug until it reached $30,000 and, like many young people, had no formal education in personal finance. So far, the 24-year-old has paid half on her own, but has […]

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Northwestern Mutual Invests $5 Million in Black-Led Financial Institutions to Accelerate Local Community and Economic Development

Funding to increase access to capital for Black and African Americans small business owners and entrepreneurs MILWAUKEE, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Black Business Owner Spotlight 2021, 56% of Black entrepreneurs said access to capital was a recurring barrier, often limiting their ability to grow their business. To help remove this barrier […]

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Q&A: The New Four-Year Plan of the General Council of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions | Salaam Footbridge

Salaam Gateway spoke exclusively with Dr. Abdelilah Belatik, Secretary General of CIBAFI, to learn more about the new strategic plan, its objectives and challenges. The Q&A also touched on what CIBAFI considered to be the biggest challenges and opportunities in the global Islamic finance industry. Established in 2001 by the Islamic Development Bank and other […]

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CNote expands access to capital for community financial institutions with $25 million from Apple to support communities of color

Gloria Dickerson (front) and her We2Gether Creating Change team received funding from HOPE Credit Union to improve their community in Drew, Mississippi, with affordable housing, a playground, and grocery and grocery distribution centers telemedecine. OAKLAND, Calif. – May 5, 2022 – (Newswire.com) Today, CNote, an Oakland-based fintech, announced that Apple will use the CNote platform […]

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StockNews.com Downgrades Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) to Hold Them

StockNews.com downgraded shares of Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI – Get a Rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released Wednesday. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of financial institutions from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a price target of $31.00 on the stock in a report […]

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(BPRW) Black Wealth: The Making of Black Angels Movement Introduces Financial Literacy 3.0 | Press Releases

(BPRW) Black Wealth: The Making of Black Angels Movement presents Financial Literacy 3.0 IFEL Hosts Workshops to Bring Greater Diversity to the World of Angel Investing (Black PR Wire) NEWARK, NJ – While 2021 was a record year for startup investment with more than $137 billion invested in the first quarter of the year, the […]

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Secure Act 2.0: How women’s financial security will be affected by new legislation

Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images US House’s approval of Secure Act 2.0 should benefit all retirees if the bill becomes law, but it could give a particular boost to women, who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 19. Check Out: 15 Worst States To Live With Just A Social Security CheckMore: 27 Ugly Truths About Retirement […]

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101 Financial Launches 99 Collegiate Financial Literacy Course for College Credit With Belhaven University

Program offered through a highly interactive boot camp model with a personal financial coach OREM, Utah, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Rated BBB A+ 101 Financial, the personal financial literacy society, launches its 99 Collegiate Financial Course for college credit. 101 Financial offers learners the unique combined advantage of the academic excellence of 101 Financial’s […]

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Jenny Walker: Accentra promotes financial literacy using award-winning Banzai program – Austin Daily Herald

Accentra Credit Union is committed to improving financial literacy. Financial literacy is knowing what finances are and how to spend, save and manage money effectively. Everyone has a “financial situation”, for some it is not very good, and for others it is very good. But everyone has one. Financial literacy is the ability to take […]

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#ASDailyScoop: INSA declares cyberattack against GERD, financial institutions foiled

Shumete Gizaw (PhD). Photo: INSA Addis Ababa – Shumete Gizaw (PhD), director general of the Information Network Security Agency (INSA), said the agency foiled planned cyberattacks targeting the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and key institutions financial. Failed cyberattacks include attempts to obstruct the work of the GERD by targeting 37,000 interconnected computers used by […]

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Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) Upgraded to Buy from Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research has improved the shares of Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI – Get a Rating) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, Zacks.com reports. The brokerage currently has a $31.00 price target on the bank’s stock. According to Zacks, “Financial Institution Inc. is a bank […]

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credit union provides financial literacy tools for students | Education

Nusenda Credit Union is helping bring financial literacy training to more than 2,660 New Mexico students and residents, including students from at least one school district in Taos County, according to a news release from Banzai, a program online and a content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from their homes and classrooms. […]

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Simplicity Continues Growth Trajectory with Acquisition of Financial Security Associates and Welcomes Paige Blair as a Partner

SUMMIT, NJ, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Simplicity Group (“Simplicity”), one of the nation’s leading financial products distribution companies, today announced the acquisition of Financial Security Associates (“FSA”), a Raleigh, North Carolinafirm specializing in life insurance, annuities and disability benefits. Founded in 1993 by an industry veteran Dwight Carter, FSA has grown from a […]

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Lentrade LLC launches new financial plan for future financial stability

Lentrade America LLC Lentrade United Kingdom LTD The Lentrade LLC, an investment company has made known to the general public a systematic method that it has developed to improve the financial situation of everyone. At Lentrade, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to have a future with financial stability. — Brian Armstrong (CEO of […]

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Sun Life Malaysia is focused on improving financial security and helping people live healthier lives

The life insurance and takaful company remains committed to empowering Malaysians to achieve lifelong financial security and live healthier lives and was recently honored at the Malaysia International Business Awards 2022. Sun Life Malaysia won the Malaysia International Business Awards 2022 trophy in the Life Insurance category for its commitment to empowering Malaysians to achieve […]

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In a rapidly developing fintech landscape, traditional financial institutions must be prepared to constantly evolve: Rahul Agarwal of Capri Loans

Finance, along with healthcare and education, has been a sector that has seen an extremely dynamic changing landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sector, which had seen a steady rise in fintech companies, suddenly saw an increase in such startups seeking to conquer the digital finance space. Traditional financial institutions, despite their dominance in the […]