Money Matters TV Segment

Money Matters – Financial Literacy Month 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month, and Bill Pratt, a finance professor at Piedmont Virginia Community College, says Americans still have a lot to learn about taking care of their money.

In this week’s Money Matters segment, Bill talks about the debt problem in America, and ways that educators are trying to teach people to care for their money at a younger age.

For more information on taxes, see our blog post: Financial Literacy in 10 Easy Points.

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The three authors, Bill Pratt, Mark C. Weitzel, and Len Rhodes, are industry leaders in personal financial education. Together, they have a combined 75 years of experience in banking, economics, and entrepreneurship. Now, they teach thousands of students personal finance concepts and decision making skills, author textbooks and public press books on personal finance, and help schools develop innovative personal finance literacy programs. Recently, they were instrumental in developing a personal financial management certification program for leaders in higher education. The other books in The Money Professor series include The Graduate’s Guide to Life and Money and Extra Credit: The 7 Things Every College Student Needs to Know about Credit, Debt & Ca$h. Their books, lectures, and programs give students, parents, and educators the tools and knowledge to make good financial decisions all their lives.