Project Update Magnetar Academy has a new website!
The site was created to streamline communications with students, teachers, parents, and the public, as well as to recognize the long-term partnership between Magnetar Capital and the University of Chicago to improve financial education nationwide...
Teacher SpotlightRachel Mayer
"My goal was to have the notebooks be a personal finance reference manual that the students would take with them and use as they started their independent lives."
Rachel Mayer Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center
What We Are ReadingLoans "Designed to Fail"
Need money for college?
When we think of predatory financial products, we typically think of payday loans, currency exchanges, and the like. Rarely do we think of student loans as a predatory product...
Life after Magnetar Academy
"From my experience it is helpful to always ask questions to people who are in these positions and who have ample experience because they can generally offer a plethora of insight."
CHX at Sullivan High
Mark O'Connor of the Chicago Stock Exchange Addresses Students
"Going in, I thought that if my words inspired one student and helped them a little, then the day was a great success – it was wonderful to see not just one student, but the full class so interested and enaged."
FinEd Students in the News in Deerfield
Investors Keep Their Cool at the Team Challenge
Initially, the Deerfield team started losing money as their portfolio dropped in value. Then they got organized...
Last Day for Applications!
Your Chance | Your Choice | Your Future
May 15 is the last day to apply for that summer job in Chicago that is so much more than a summer job! Think: essential training for your financial future.
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