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Podcast 50: Financial Literacy Month, Cate Williams

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This week’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Cate Williams, Vice President of Financial Literacy at the credit counseling agency Money Management International. In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Flexo and Tom Dziubek discuss several financial literacy topics with Cate, including at what age children should learn basic money skills, how many kids actually learn about finances from their parents, and what role schools should play in financial literacy.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #50
Financial Literacy Month, Cate Williams
Production/Segment: S02E24 / 67

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:32] Interview with Cate Williams
[00:51] Explaining Money Management International
[01:29] Non-profit debt counseling
[02:14] The effects of the recession on personal finances
[03:32] Debts of college students
[04:56] The right time to start teaching money management skills
[08:24] Learning financial skills from parents
[09:48] The role of schools in teaching financial skills
[12:28] How to make financial literacy courses more effective
[13:05] Web resources to help parents teach kids about personal finance
[14:26] End

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Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published April 4, 2010.

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