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Behaviors – not literacy – bring true change with personal finance

by Brenda Campbell, president and CEO, Make A Difference – Wisconsin

Financial literacy is the easy part. Behavioral change is what matters most. That’s what led me to do some research on the psychology of […]

Feature volunteer: Armen Hadjinian seeks out students where personal finance is “so real”

Armen Hadjinian leads financial lessons for the whole family.

Since 2011, Armen has been a Money Sense volunteer at Shared Journeys, a charter school in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District that serves school-age parents. The […]

Our community’s financial literacy leaders for 2016-17

We appreciate every single one of our volunteers. It’s not hyperbole: you are the lifeblood of our organization, the ones who make the impact happen in classrooms, for teens, in our community. Teens in Milwaukee, […]

Q&A: Kathy Weinberg-Kinsey reflects on the unique impact of ‘fantastic volunteers’

Kathy Weinberg-Kinsey has been our Volunteer Manager since 2011. For our hundreds of volunteers, Kathy is usually the primary person they connect on anything from scheduling to inspiring classroom anecdotes. As part of Volunteer Appreciation […]

After a ‘clueless’ start, a college student evaluates her financial future

by Paola Canting, Marketing Intern, Make A Difference – Wisconsin

May 30, 2014 — The day I graduated from high school in Puerto Rico. Graduation brings a lot of changes and new challenges. I was […]

Interest in credit: Money Sense volunteer preps MC2 juniors

Did you know how credit worked when you were a teenager? A group of juniors at Milwaukee Community Cyber H.S. (MC2) is prepared with credit, as they get ready to establish their own credit scores […]

Money talks: Students share the power of financial mentoring

We recently celebrated our fourth successful year of Money Coach, the one-of-a-kind financial mentoring program as schools and community sites in Milwaukee and Waukesha. At a Money Coach “graduation” event in May held at Messmer […]

Extra credit: timely lessons for students at Racine’s Case High School

Jill Rakauski started her volunteer financial education lesson at a Racine high school with trivia on May birthdays, including Stevie Wonder and Homer Simpson. The connection? Some of these students were hitting a milestone birthday […]

Divyne & Kara: the one-on-one connections at the center of Money Coach

Divyne, 17, knows she has the tools to make her dreams of becoming a high-profile accountant a reality. That’s because she has support from people in her community like you.

Through our Money Coach program, Divyne […]