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Would Keynes have bought Bitcoin?

As a young investor, the founder of modern macroeconomics John Maynard Keynes might well have bought Bitcoin. The older Keynes would not have. It’s instructive to examine why.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, right, watches a video playback of his flight with his new space tourism company from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Want to fix financial literacy? Focus on billionaires squandering their wealth, not school curriculum

Teaching kids better budgeting won’t fix post-pandemic inequalities. A more robust social safety net, less hoarding and squandering of wealth and more equitable tax policies might.
How quickly people recover financially from the COVID-19 crisis,or lose the gains they made, may depend on their level of financial literacy. (Shutterstock)

Especially after COVID-19, Canadians need better financial literacy and teachers can help

Teaching financial literacy requires more than adding financial literacy to kids’ school curriculum. It also means offering teachers professional development to ensure they’re equipped.
Now might be a perfect time to involve children in discussions about saving money and encourage them to practice making their own saving decisions. (Shutterstock)

How to teach saving and spending to kids as young as 3 years old

The act of choosing to save or spend money often involves considering a future point in time. Greater focus on saving and budgeting can help children better develop saving skills.
Ontario’s new financial literacy curriculum covers financial literacy, including budget-making, credit cards and compound interest. (Shutterstock)

6 changes in Ontario’s not-so-basic new elementary math curriculum

Ontario’s new math curriculum was written by competent mathematicians relying on the latest research, and includes both coding and social-emotional learning.

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