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Teachers Can Be Financially Fit

Economists’ Advice for Educators

Authors: Hunt Ferrarini, T., Niederjohn, M.S., Schug, M.C., Wood, W.C.

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  • Offers common sense advice to educators looking to build good financial habits
  • Shows how educators can take advantage of their profession's distinctive characteristics to succeed financially
  • Illustrates how teachers can 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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This book uses relatable case studies to dispense practical financial advice to educators. Written by an expert team of four award-winning economics educators, the book provides an engaging narrative specifically designed for teachers and their unique financial needs.

Educators are attracted to the teaching profession for numerous reasons. Prospective teachers enter the profession believing it offers a certain level of job security and good benefits, usually including a defined-benefit, state-funded pension. But things are changing. Pensions vary widely from state to state and even within school districts. Many private schools do not offer even basic 403(b) saving plans and, when they do, they are often not very generous. Much the same can be said of many charter schools and private colleges and universities.

The book consists of fourteen chapters covering a comprehensive group of topics specifically curated for educators teaching at the K-12 and university level, including saving for retirement, managing debt, investment strategies, and real estate. Each chapter begins with a case study of an educator in a specific financial situation, which sets the scene for the introduction and explanation of key concepts. The chapters include a Q&A section to address common questions and conclude with a “Financial 911” focusing on a financial emergency related to the chapter topic.  

About the authors

Tawni Hunt Ferrarini is the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri (US). She was the 2015 president of the National Association of Economic Educators and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 National Association of Economic Educators’ Technology Award.  M. Scott Niederjohn is Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust Professor of Economics at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (US). Professor Niederjohn is also the Director of Lakeland’s Center for Economic Education. 

Mark C. Schug is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (US), where he directed the Center for Economic Education. He has received national awards for leadership and research in economic education from the Council on Economic Education and for service from the Association of Private Enterprise Education. 

William C. Wood is Head of Department of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education at James Madison University (US). Wood was the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the top research award given by the National Association of Economic Educators, the Henry H. Villard Award.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Yes, Teachers Can Be Financially Fit

    Pages 1-7

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  • Spending and Saving: A Guide for Teachers

    Pages 9-21

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  • Earning Extra Income

    Pages 23-31

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  • Teachers’ Wheels: Cars and Transportation

    Pages 33-45

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  • Walls and a Roof: Housing for Teachers

    Pages 47-60

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teachers Can Be Financially Fit
Book Subtitle
Economists’ Advice for Educators
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49356-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49356-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-49355-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 177
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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