Brown Deer seniors gain “power,” for today’s bank accounts and tomorrow’s aspirations

Brown Deer seniors gain “power,” for today’s bank accounts and tomorrow’s aspirations To Dominique, learning good financial behaviors is all about “power.” As a senior at Brown Deer High School, Dominique is getting multiple opportunities [...]

Brown Deer seniors gain “power,” for today’s bank accounts and tomorrow’s aspirations2017-12-04T09:49:34-06:00

Giving Tuesday gratitude: Reagan H.S. students share the importance of volunteers, financial education

Giving Tuesday gratitude: Reagan H.S. students share the importance of volunteers, financial education It started with one email. Then, a few minutes later, another. Then a few more until it turned out every student in [...]

Giving Tuesday gratitude: Reagan H.S. students share the importance of volunteers, financial education2017-11-28T10:16:46-06:00

Educator’s speak: Michael Kania of Nicolet High School on credit, awareness and fresh perspectives

Educator’s speak: Michael Kania of Nicolet High School on credit, awareness and fresh perspectives Michael Kania is an educator in the business and technology department at Nicolet High School, in Glendale, just north of Milwaukee. [...]

Educator’s speak: Michael Kania of Nicolet High School on credit, awareness and fresh perspectives2017-11-15T10:16:03-06:00

Make A Difference becomes SecureFutures, helps more teens with financial planning

Make A Difference becomes SecureFutures, helps more teens with financial planning A nonprofit that aims to teach teens about financial responsibility will now be known as SecureFutures in a name change prompted by the organization's [...]

Make A Difference becomes SecureFutures, helps more teens with financial planning2017-08-28T12:16:19-05:00

Behaviors – not literacy – bring true change with personal finance

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 [...]

Behaviors – not literacy – bring true change with personal finance2017-08-24T09:32:43-05:00

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

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 [...]

Feature volunteer: Armen Hadjinian seeks out students where personal finance is “so real”2017-08-24T09:33:14-05:00

Our community’s financial literacy leaders for 2016-17

Our community’s financial literacy leaders for 2016-2017 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 [...]

Our community’s financial literacy leaders for 2016-172017-08-24T09:33:46-05:00

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

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. [...]

After a ‘clueless’ start, a college student evaluates her financial future2017-08-24T09:35:11-05:00

Money talks: Students share the power of financial mentoring

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 talks: Students share the power of financial mentoring2017-08-24T09:38:44-05:00

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

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. [...]

Extra credit: timely lessons for students at Racine’s Case High School2017-08-24T09:39:57-05:00