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Money Talks: Community Colleges

One way to increase your earning potential may be attending a Community College. Who are they for? Those right out of college? Those who may have started but not finished a degree? Someone wanting to retrain for a new career? We’ll learn today with our guest Kell Smith, Interim-Executive Director for the Mississippi Community College Board.

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Accelerate Mississippi:

If you cheer for an educational institution because of their mascots, we’d like you to know the Mississippi Community Colleges have 2 Tigers, 2 Eagles, 2 Bulldogs, a Lion a Bobcat and a Wildcat; a Bear and a Wolfpack; plus Indians, Rangers, Trojans, and Warriors.

Some of Mississippi Community Colleges famous students?

  • American singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett
  • engineer and former NASA astronaut Fred Haise
  • world record holder for long jump and Olympian Brittney Reese
  • award winning immunologist Max Dale Cooper
  • United States federal judge The Honorable Michael P. Mills
  • and financial expert Dr. Nancy Lottridge-Anderson

On Thursday, April 14th MPB's Auto Correct had the owner of Classic Restoration on the show. Mike Martin talked about how he attended Holmes Community College to learn skills that allowed him to turn his car hobby into a business.


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Money Talks: Money As You Grow

This show isn’t really intended to teach kids about money but today we’ll try to help YOU teach your kids and grandkids about money. We’ll discuss what they need to know at various ages. We’ll also take your “grown-up” money questions.New Perspectives Blog Things Kids Need To Know To Live Financially Smart Lives aged 3-5 need to know:You need money to buy things.You earn money by working.You may have to wait before you can buy something you want.There’s a difference between things you want and things you need.Kids aged 6 – 10 need to know:You need to make choices about how to spend your money.It’s good to shop around and compare prices before you buy.It can be costly and dangerous to share information online.Putting your money in a savings account will protect it and pay you interest.Kids ages 11 to 13 need to know:You should save at least a dime for every dollar you receive.Entering personal information like a bank or credit card number online is risky because someone could steal it.The sooner you save the faster your money can grow from compounding interest.Using a credit card is like taking out a loan: if you don’t pay your bill in full every month, you’ll be charged interest and owe more than your originally spent.Kids 14 to 18 years old need to know:When comparing colleges, be sure to consider how much each school would cost you.You should avoid using credit cards to buy things you can’t afford to pay for with cash.Your first paycheck may seem smaller than expected since money is taken out for taxes.A great place to save and invest money you earn is in a Roth IRA.Kids over 18:You should use a credit card only if you can pay off the money owed in full each month.You need health insurance.It’s important to save at least three months’ worth of living expenses in case of an emergency.When investing, consider the risks and the annual expenses.6/8/2021 Money Talks: Kids Learning