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2014 conference on teaching economics and personal finance


In anticipation of this year’s Conference on Teaching Economics and Personal Finance, scheduled for August 5 and 6 at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education and Conference Center, we’re taking a look at five highlights on this year’s agenda – aka: our “Five Reasons to Attend the Summer Conference”!
 
 


In anticipation of this year’s Conference on Teaching Economics and Personal Finance, scheduled for August 5 and 6 at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education and Conference Center, we’re taking a look at five highlights on this year’s agenda – aka: our “Five Reasons to Attend the Summer Conference”!
 
 

rows of bread

Dear Professor Liu:

Dear Professor Liu:

Summer Institute Students

What’s a FAFSA? How do I apply for financial aid? What’s a credit score? 
These were just a few of the many questions students at last year’s Personal Finance Summer Institute for College Readiness explored. A week long camp at the University of Minnesota, the Summer Institute helps students prepare for post-secondary career and college options, understand how to pay for college, and learn more about vital personal finance topics like saving, budgeting, and investing.

What’s a FAFSA? How do I apply for financial aid? What’s a credit score? 
These were just a few of the many questions students at last year’s Personal Finance Summer Institute for College Readiness explored. A week long camp at the University of Minnesota, the Summer Institute helps students prepare for post-secondary career and college options, understand how to pay for college, and learn more about vital personal finance topics like saving, budgeting, and investing.

You’ve taken the quiz and learned who qualified…so how did Minnesota’s teams do in this week’s state Personal Finance Decathlon? It was a fierce competition, with very close scores during both the morning tests and quiz bowl tournament, and we’re excited to announce our winning teams, finalists, and semifinalists:
Semifinalist teams: Albany High School and Armstrong High School Team One

You’ve taken the quiz and learned who qualified…so how did Minnesota’s teams do in this week’s state Personal Finance Decathlon? It was a fierce competition, with very close scores during both the morning tests and quiz bowl tournament, and we’re excited to announce our winning teams, finalists, and semifinalists:
Semifinalist teams: Albany High School and Armstrong High School Team One

Production Possibilities Curve

Do you have your own questions on economics or personal finance? Click on ‘Ask a Professor’ above and submit yours today – you may see it in a future post!
Dear Donald:
Why do you always draw the production possibility curve of an economy in bow-out shape, instead of a straight line? I think you have made a mistake!

Do you have your own questions on economics or personal finance? Click on ‘Ask a Professor’ above and submit yours today – you may see it in a future post!
Dear Donald:
Why do you always draw the production possibility curve of an economy in bow-out shape, instead of a straight line? I think you have made a mistake!

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