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 NYDailyNews

Get extra credit! Five money lessons for the Class of 2014
With student loan debt at record levels, financial planning for post grads has never been more crucial

May 19, 2014
BY Phyllis Furman

Start your post-college life off right by getting money-wise.

You've made it through Asian Art, Advanced Physics and 20th Century Literature - and you still have a lot to learn.

College graduation should be the time when young people set off on the path to financial independence.

But the truth is, many college grads are close to clueless when it comes to basic financial literacy.

In a recent Money Matters on Campus survey of 65,000 college students across the country, respondents were able to answer just 2.3 out of six basic financial knowledge questions. Topics included things like net worth and emergency funds.

In general, guys showed more financial smarts, but but women behaved more responsibly.

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 Campus Technology

Higher One Adds Real-Time Assessment Data To Campus Labs Baseline

May 5, 2014

Higher One has updated its Campus Labs Baseline assessment platform with a new tool to let professors see real-time data.

The new in-class "tool provides real-time assessment data, allowing professors to tailor their instruction to the students in the moment — and over time, to make strategic adjustments to their core teachings in accordance with student feedback and demonstrated learning outcomes," according to a news release.

"This key addition to Baseline will not only help students, but also help further institutional goals by enabling academic affairs professionals to show they are doing what it takes to ensure the success of its students," said Eric Reich, senior vice president at Higher One, in a prepared statement. "Professors can also gain a better understanding of student learning and the effectiveness of their teaching methods and use that knowledge to improve the class based on immediate student feedback."

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 New Haven Register

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s “Great Give” begins Tuesday

May 5, 2014

NEW HAVEN >> The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s The Great Give® 2014 community-wide, 36-hour online giving campaign begins as 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The campaign, which raises money for local nonprofits that serve Greater New Haven, takes place this year “in conjunction with Give Local America’s national day of giving to celebrate the centennial of community foundations and their work to promote local philanthropy,” according to release.

For the 36 hours from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday, donors “who give through The Great Give® 2014 will help local nonprofits win thousands of dollars in grant prizes for raising the most money, attracting the most number of donors, new donors and more,” the release said. “Gifts will be matched on a pro-rated basis with additional funds by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Valley Community Foundation.”

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 Money news

New Hampshire Ranks No. 1 for Financial Literacy

April 25, 2014
By Dan Weil


New Hampshire tops the list for financial literacy among states, according to a survey from WalletHub, a personal finance web site.

It measured financial literacy using 10 different metrics, five related to knowledge and education, and five related to planning and daily habits.

New Hampshire was followed by Utah, Virginia, New Jersey and Minnesota. The bottom of the list was headed up by Mississippi. It was followed by Arkansas, Nevada, Louisiana and New Mexico.

New Hampshire placed first for lowest high-school dropout rate (1.2 percent), Arizona took first for most people with a rainy day fund (53 percent) and New Hampshire ranked first for least unbanked households (1.9 percent).

Maryland placed first for most sustainable spending habits and New Jersey took first for lowest non-bank borrowing rate (16 percent).

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