Minnesota Association of Family & Consumer Sciences


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Join the Minnesota Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as we present the 2019 state conference/ symposium

February 4th & 5th

Minnesota Department of Education

Roseville, MN

Excursion events will occur on Monday Feb 4th

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Financial Friday 10/26/18

October 26, 2018

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#GlobalFinlit With Right About Money:
Why Women Are Better At Managing Risk


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#GlobalFinLit With Right About Money

By Dan Kadlec

Why Women Are Better At Managing Risk

Raising the personal financial capability of individuals around the globe is proving to be a difficult proposition. One reason now coming to light: When it comes to financial concepts, people have vastly different learning curves, new research shows. Males and females absorb different money concepts at a different rate, and age and educational attainment throw in another set of wild cards, according to a presentation from Paul Gerrans, a business professor at the University of Western Australia. Full Story >> 


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