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From saving money to paying down debt, here’s why financial literacy is so important – CNBC

Morsa Images | Digitalvision | Getty Images To achieve financial success, knowledge is key. Yet many Americans lack financial literacy. That can impact everything from the amount of money saved to debt owed. The situation is dire for more than a few. More than half of Americans can’t cover a $1,000 emergency expense with savings, …

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Saving for retirement is the top financial priority for just 17% of adults, survey shows – CNBC

Monthirayodtiwong | Istock | Getty Images Saving for retirement appears to be taking a backseat to other financial considerations for many Americans right now. Just 17% have made saving for their post-working years their top financial priority for 2022, according to First National Bank of Omaha‘s latest financial wellness survey. This is despite 59% of …

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Budgeting for a baby: Here's what financial advisors recommend for new parents – CNBC

StefaNikolic | E+ | Getty Images Certified financial planner Amber Miller is used to thinking about the costs and challenges of life for her clients. It gave her a leg up when it came to preparing for the birth of her own first child last year. “We had our daughter, Zahra, in August, and we’re …

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Florida lawmakers unanimously approve personal finance education bill – CNBC

Nine-year-old student Roberto Nieves Fernandez studies personal finance topics on his laptop using online resource center SmartPath. SMARTPATH Florida is poised to become the largest state to make a financial literacy course mandatory for high school graduation. The Florida Senate on Friday unanimously passed SB 1054 and sent it to the state House of Representatives, …

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Florida just became the largest state to mandate personal finance education in high school – CNBC

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 24, 2022. Marco Bello | Reuters Florida is officially the largest state to mandate a financial literacy course for high school graduation. On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill SB 1054 into law. The legislation was unanimously …

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Financial advisors are still reluctant to use cryptocurrencies. Investor demand may change that – CNBC

A man walks past a bitcoin symbol in the window of a company that offers blockchain application services on Dec. 21, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Bitcoin and other virtual currencies rose strongly in value in 2021. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Financial advisors have been reluctant to integrate cryptocurrency into client …

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Personal finance education is gaining momentum but economics is falling by the wayside, study finds – CNBC

Nine-year-old student Roberto Nieves Fernandez studies personal finance topics on his laptop using online resource center SmartPath. SMARTPATH More states are requiring students to take personal finance education courses before they graduate high school. There are currently 23 states that mandate a personal finance course for students, according to the 2022 Survey of the States …

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