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Finance in the News and Class Discussion: Investors Move Toward Cash

To say the least, it’s been a troubling time in the stock market over the past few years.  As a result, many young investors are moving out of common stocks and into cash just when they shouldn’t be.  Earlier we … Continue reading

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Finance in the News: The Debit Card User Fee, Part 3 – Bank of America Backs Down

Teaching Tip:  There’s an excellent All Things Considered podcast from NPR titled “BofA Cancels Plans for Debit Card Fee” that you can assign before class. After the other banks didn’t join in and in response to consumer outrage and threats … Continue reading

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Finance in the News: The Debit Card User Fee, Part 1

Teaching Tip:  This is the first of two “Finance in the News” write-ups dealing with debit cards.  They can be used together or in a series for class discussions or assignments – either aimed at creating class discussion or as … Continue reading

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Student Exercise: A Closer Look at Credit Unions

The Wall Street Journal recently carried an article titled “Credit Unions: a Cheaper Banking Option.”  This article deals with the fact that credit unions typically have lower rates on loans and often have better deals on savings and checking accounts … Continue reading

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