Melanie Marks (Longwood University) has written a textbook “Chocolate Economics” to teach 2nd & 3rd graders about everyday finance.

Also: Many of us struggle to balance our monthly budgets—car payments, rent or mortgage, new clothes, restaurants all can leave some of us desperately waiting for our next paycheck. But imagine you had just two dollars a day to meet your needs. More than half of the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day, and Economist Shawn Humphrey (University of Mary Washington) challenged his students to get by for a week on that amount.

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