"It's so relevant for young people, and they really enjoy playing it," said, Robert Lanza, principal information technology support analyst in the Norton School. "Outside of buying a house, a car is the major thing you're going to be putting a lot of money into."
Alexis Blue, University Relations - Communications, June 8, 2016
The educational Car Smart app targets 16- to 21-year-olds who are in the market for a used car. Read more »
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 »
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"
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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."
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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.
Cites Drastic Expansion of Credit Opportunities Across Socio-Economic Spectrum
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 »