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Advice for


Teachers Can Be Financially Fit: Economists' Advice for Educators was written by a four-author team of award-winning economics educators. The authors dispense practical financial advice to teachers using relatable case studies and an engaging narrative specifically designed to address the unique financial needs of teachers.

Teachers Can Be Financially Fit...

  • Offers common sense advice to educators of all levels looking to build good financial habits.

  • Shows educators how to take advantage of their profession's distinctive characteristics to achieve financial success.

  • Provides tools for teachers to adapt budgeting, saving, investing and similar techniques to their specific situations, in order to live happier and be more financially secure.

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Yes, Teachers Can be Financially Fit


Choices about Spending and Saving


Earning Extra Income


Teachers Wheels: Cars and Transportation


Walls and a Roof: Housing for Teachers


Managing Credit and Debt


Investment Basics for Teachers


Retirement for Public School Educators


Saving for Retirement: Options for Public, Private, and Charter School Educators

The Higher Education Connection

Educators and Insurance


Unconventional Risk Management: What Could Go Wrong?

Teachers in a Market Economy


Don’t Keep It a Secret

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