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Victoria Ligon

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Victoria
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Take Charge America Institute
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 626-5376

TCAI launches new partnership to help teach personal finanace

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Across the country, middle and high schools have begun incorporating personal financial education into their curricula to prepare young people to make good financial decisions as adults. TCAI is helping to give teachers the tools they need to deliver these important life lessons.

Across the country, middle and high schools have begun incorporating personal financial education into their curricula to prepare young people to make good financial decisions as adults. Read more »

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Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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Dr. Michael Staten's Credit Reporting Reform article published in American Banker

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Michael Staten holds the Take Charge America endowed chair, where he is also director of the T.C.A Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research. Staten was a principle investigator on the FTC's credit report accuracy study published in 2013. Here he shares his article "Where Credit Report Reforms Fall Short"

The news that the three largest credit bureaus have Read more »

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Michael E. Staten, Ph.D.
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statenm@email.arizona.edu

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce notes Professor Michael Staten's risk based pricing and credit scoring report

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation, draws attention to Professor Michael Staten's report entitled "Risk Based Pricing in Consumer Lending."

By John Berlau Newsmax Read more »

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Michael E. Staten, Ph.D.
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statenm@email.arizona.edu

New Report Underscores Benefits of Risk-Based Pricing in Consumer Market

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“Risk-Based Pricing in Consumer Lending,” by Dr. Mike Staten, Director of the Take Charge America Institute examines how risk-based pricing has transformed consumer credit markets in the U.S., benefitting individual consumers and the macro-economy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:45am

Cites Drastic Expansion of Credit Opportunities Across Socio-Economic Spectrum
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Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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tcainstitute@cals.arizona.edu

Learning opportunities using Halloween traditions as a financial opportunity

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The University of Arizona’s Take Charge Cats ambassador, Andrew Soukhome, was cited in WalletHub’s 2014’s Best and Worst Cities for Halloween article - along with other industry experts – for his perspectives on learning opportunities using Halloween traditions as a financial opportunity.

Andrew Soukhome

Take Charge Cats Ambassador, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona Read more »

News Contact: 
Becky Barry
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takechargecats@arizona.edu
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A Credit Card Survival Guide for New Grads

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Building credit while hunting for a job, wrestling student loans and figuring out post-college life might seem like a tall order. But, just like the triumphant hat toss, it’s an important rite of passage for young adults.

A Credit Card Survival Guide for N

News Contact: 
Michael Staten, Ph.D.
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statenm@email.arizona.edu

Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood?

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About 28 percent of young adults in the Norton School APLUS study say that marriage is not an important life goal, while 27 percent say that having children is not.

What does it mean to be a "grown-up?" Read more »

News Contact: 
Dr. Joyce Serido
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aplus@email.arizona.edu
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Young adults feel financial strain

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For many young adults, goals and lifestyle choices aren't even on their radar because they're under financial stress, according to a new study released by the Norton School, the latest installment of a nationally acclaimed study launched to track the financial attitudes and workplace changes of more than 2,000 students through their college years and into adult life.

Think about the way you'd like to see your twentysomething start out life after college. A full-time job with financial stability. Living away from your cozy confines. Read more »

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aplus@email.arizona.edu
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aplus@email.arizona.edu
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Why 50% Of College Graduates Need Help From Mom And Dad

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The latest installment of an ongoing Norton School, Take Charge America Institute study finds that more than half of those graduates require financial support more than two years after college. Moreover, 50.6% of college graduates surveyed say they rely on financial support from family members, including almost half of those who are employed full-time.

Father’s Day has come and gone, but many Dads are wondering when twenty-something son or daughter is going to get off the family dole. Read more »

News Contact: 
Dr. Joyce Serido
Contact Email: 
aplus@email.arizona.edu
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aplus@cals.arizona.edu


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