Kate Keverline

The Arlington Catholic Herald: Students spend a ‘day of adulthood’ at Finance Park

The Arlington Catholic Herald: Students spend a ‘day of adulthood’ at Finance Park

Paying bills, budgeting and taking out a loan is a ton of fun. At least, that's what middle school students think after spending a day at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax. For weeks ahead of the field trip, students learn about personal finance. Then, their skills are tested at the park.

Survey: How Much Money did Financial Literacy Shortfalls Cost Americans in 2017?

Survey: How Much Money did Financial Literacy Shortfalls Cost Americans in 2017?

Is your New Year's resolution to better manage your personal finances? How about to put a little extra change into the piggy bank? According to a new survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council, increasing your knowledge about financial literacy should be at the top of your 2018 resolution list.

Survey: Are Teens Going “Bricks and Mortar” this Holiday Season?

Survey: Are Teens Going “Bricks and Mortar” this Holiday Season?

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA shows that a majority of teens (54%) plan to do much of their shopping at brick-and-mortar discount stores like Walmart and Target this holiday season. Less than half of teens (46%) said that they would be doing much of their shopping online, while about a third (34%) planned to head out to the shopping malls. These were followed by electronics or gaming stores (20%), department stores (13%), and national clothing chains (10%). Local small businesses, such as boutiques and consignment stores, ranked much lower (3%). The survey of 1,000 teens was conducted in early November by ORC International for JA.