BUSINESS MATH For 35 years, PNC Bank has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from the classic carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The result is the Christmas Price Index, a unique and whimsical holiday tradition that makes learning about the economy fun. (PNC) Use PNC and the SIFMA Foundation’s middle-school lesson plan to introduce students to basic financial literacy. Teachers, scroll down for … Continue reading What’s the True Cost of Christmas? $170,609.46
UNITED STATES Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. (CityLab) Use this tool to measure the inclusivity in your own city, and check out today’s MapMaker Interactive map for a look at the term’s broad categories. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study from the … Continue reading How Inclusive is Your City?
UNITED STATES The question is why workers have sorted into these roles—and what would happen if the pay gaps narrowed. (Bloomberg) What are the best jobs in America? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The fascinating Bloomberg article outlines the jobs “most segregated by gender and race” in the U.S. What does “segregated” mean in … Continue reading What Are the Most Segregated Jobs in America?
Credit cards bring to mind shopping sprees, exotic trips, or buying your dream house. Walking into any store and just swiping away—or, these days, inserting your chip card. Are we giving credit cards too much credit? We talked with financial advisor Gustavo Camacho about what credit is and how credit cards can be an important part of establishing financial security. Credit is a measure of … Continue reading What Is Credit, Anyway?
THE WORLD The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked the world’s priciest cities. This is one time where most Americans don’t want to be No. 1. (MarketWatch) Where are the world’s most expensive cities? Check out today’s MapMaker Interactive for some help. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The Economist Intelligence … Continue reading Where Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities?