Future Personal Finance Course Required for S. Carolina High School Graduation

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – In the future, students in South Carolina will need to learn skills such as managing credit cards and filing taxes to earn their degrees. “I think it’s so important to try and teach some of these fundamental skills to these kids as quickly as possible so they’re just on the … Read more

67% say personal finance should be mandatory in high school

A mid-February survey from US News & World Report found that more than two-thirds of respondents believe a personal finance course should be a requirement to graduate from high school. In addition, another 26% say it should at least be offered as an elective in secondary school. According to Next Gen Personal Finance, 21 states … Read more

Future Personal Finance Course Required for S. Carolina High School Graduation

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – In the future, students in South Carolina will need to learn skills such as managing credit cards and filing taxes to earn their degrees. “I think it’s so important to try and teach some of these fundamental skills to these kids as quickly as possible so they’re just on the … Read more

What are the best and worst cities to boost your credit?

For many of us, credit scores are very important. “Lower interest rates [on loans]better insurance coverage and access to better credit cards are just some of the benefits you can experience in establishing a good line of credit,” wrote Alex Miller, chief executive of Upgraded Points, a travel information service. You may also qualify for … Read more

Future Personal Finance Course Required for S. Carolina High School Graduation

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – In the future, students in South Carolina will need to learn skills such as managing credit cards and filing taxes to earn their degrees. “I think it’s so important to try and teach some of these fundamental skills to these kids as quickly as possible so they’re just on the … Read more

Future Personal Finance Course Required for S. Carolina High School Graduation

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – In the future, students in South Carolina will need to learn skills such as managing credit cards and filing taxes to earn their degrees. “I think it’s so important to try and teach some of these fundamental skills to these kids as quickly as possible so they’re just on the … Read more

Future Personal Finance Course Required for S. Carolina High School Graduation

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – In the future, students in South Carolina will need to learn skills such as managing credit cards and filing taxes to earn their degrees. “I think it’s so important to try and teach some of these fundamental skills to these kids as quickly as possible so they’re just on the … Read more

Future Personal Finance Course Required for S. Carolina High School Graduation

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/Gray News) – In the future, students in South Carolina will need to learn skills such as managing credit cards and filing taxes to earn their degrees. “I think it’s so important to try and teach some of these fundamental skills to these kids as quickly as possible so they’re just on the … Read more

Lower credit scores can lead to $104,000 more in mortgage costs

As today’s potential home buyers face high home prices and rising interest rates, there’s one thing they can do to save money: raise their credit scores. “This is something buyers can do to save a little money in this market,” said Amanda Pendleton, consumer finance expert at Zillow Home Loans. A new analysis from Zillow … Read more

3 times debt can be a useful tool | Personal Finance

Sara Rathner In some corners of the personal financial advice world, getting into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. And yes, some forms of debt — especially those with high interest rates — can keep you in a money-debt cycle for years. Still, there are times when taking on debt serves … Read more