Top 3 Financial Resolutions A record-breaking number of Americans (54%) are considering kicking off 2014 by making financial resolutions, according to the fifth annual “New Year Financial Resolutions Study” by Fidelity Investments. That’s good news for employers, many of whom are increasingly embracing the concept of financial wellness — 81% of HR pros in a […]

Importance of a College Education During their high school career, students may begin to question the importance of a college education. They might find themselves asking, “Why is it important to go to college?” The answer is that, more than ever, attending college provides opportunities for graduates which are not as widespread to those who […]

According to the Financial Consumer Agency Of Canada (FCAC), “Financial literacy is having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.” Knowledge refers to an understanding of personal and broader financial matters Skills refer to the ability to apply that financial knowledge in everyday life Confidence means having the self-assurance to make important […]

To achieve these objectives, the Heartland Institute partners with colleges and universities throughout the United States to provide financial education courses to businesses and their employees, organizations and their members, and even civic and community groups who desire this type of purely educational coursework and information.  These courses are taught by CFE Certified Financial Educators®, […]

These days, we are besieged with ever-increasing responsibilities and demands on our time.  Americans work more hours than ever before and statistics tell us that we are not taking adequate time to strategically organize and implement effective personal financial planning.  The key to this type of planning begins with financial education – something that most of […]