Monday by the numbers

July 13, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN looks at inspiring TED videos for educators, how to sabotage your resume, saving for college, and free ebooks on personal finance. More after the jump.

Students can manage their money at

May 19, 2009

I’m totally over this financial crisis business. People everywhere are homeless and jobless. Also, there are only so many ways to write an article without resorting to the overdone, “In today’s down economy, blah blah blah…” Nevertheless, it’s an issue … Continued

Find bargains on supplies at Hoot of Loot

May 19, 2009

Need to stretch your supplies budget a little farther? Or should I say, “further”? Lucky for me, I can find the answer by picking up a cheap copy of a language arts textbook at Hoot of Loot, an online classified … Continued

Random roundup: Little Johnny

May 13, 2009

Welcome to May’s random roundup. This month’s theme: Little Johnny, one-man stand-in for school-aged children the world over. After a year-and-a-half of hard work, we figured this overused cliche deserved a post of his own before he gets back to … Continued

Teach financial responsibility with Saving Our Futures

May 8, 2009

As the economy continues to founder, it’s a good time to help students improve their financial literacy. I’d like to think when they grow up they might handle the economy better than we have. America’s Prmoise Alliance has developed curriculum … Continued

Educators save 25% at Borders March 19-25

March 17, 2009

In today’s economy, two things are certain: Lazy writers will lead off their stories by saying how bad the economy is. People are looking harder for good deals. If you’re an educator who’d like to find good deals on books, … Continued

This American Life: when banks go bad

March 17, 2009

In my own geeky world of talk radio programs, This American Life adds a little bit more of a storytelling element than most programming on National Public Radio. To me, anyway, the TAL team’s stories can arguably be considered more … Continued