2020’s Most and Least Financially Literate States

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and use money skills to maintain your personal finances. This mostly applies to simple money skills the everyday person uses, like building a grocery budget and saving for a rainy day and retirement. 

Our first experiences with money typically begin when we get our first allowance or cash as a birthday gift. Most of us probably relate to saving up from mowing lawns, or some other simple venture, to buy the newest video game. Then we head to the store, grab the game, and get to the checkout where we learn about sales tax because our exact amount of $59.99 wasn’t enough. 

Depending on what state you’re in, you probably learned a little more about budgeting, taxes, and how to choose a credit card with a low APR in high school economics or personal finance. For many others, your school may not have Read the rest

5 Tips for Creating Social Media Videos That Get Noticed

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The following excerpt is from Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing by Eric Butow, Jenn Herman, Stephanie Liu, Amanda Robinson and Mike Allton (each of whom contributed additional reporting to this week’s topic), available now via Entrepreneur Press. Pre-order now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books.

Using in your social media marketing can seem daunting, but if you follow some basic rules, you’ll be an expert in no time. If you want to create video that not only gets views, but helps convert sales, follow some of these best practices.

1. Get the right equipment from day one

One of the first reasons people often cite for not creating video content is that it’s too expensive to buy the right equipment. Let us help you with that.

Today, virtually everyone

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NFL To Allow Social Justice Messages On Players’ Helmets

The National Football League (NFL) is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of helmets bearing the names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence.

The NFL has been in talks with the player’s association since June about honoring such victims, according to The Undefeated’s Jason Reid. Additionally, individual players will be given the option to choose different names.

The idea is something of a breakthrough for the NFL. Typically, NFL uniform rules are very specific. Last season Saints LB Demario Davis was fined $7,017 for wearing a headband with ‘Man of God’ written across it.

The league does allow players to wear pink in October to support breast cancer awareness and camouflage gear in November for Military Appreciation Month. Players also have been allowed to represent a charity or organization of their choice on their cleats one weekend per season.

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Back to school and back to business: How to run a business with kids at home

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website.

As the hot days of summer are winding down, parents are getting wound up, thinking about how to run a business with kids at home — whether those kids are doing online learning, a hybrid schedule, moving to homeschool or even just prepping for what can come with an in-person learning model.

How to run a business with kids at home

Here are four tips to get you, your business and your family ready for whatever comes your way this fall.

Tip 1: Maintain a schedule

When traditional, in-person school goes topsy-turvy, the regular schedule goes with it.

At first, it may feel like a bit of a relief not to be rushing to pack lunches and get everyone out the door, but having an established schedule actually reduces stress for both parents and kids.

Here’s how you can maintain a schedule:… Read the rest