April is Financial Literacy Month, and it is important to use this time to discuss financial education and the impact that teaching personal finance can have on students.
Do you know the difference between nominal and real interest rates? If you're not sure, then it's time to "get real" about interest rates. In this episode of The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, you will learn how inflation influences the real return on your deposits, how it impacts borrowers and lenders differently, and why price stability—a responsibility of the Federal Reserve System—is important.
Listen to Episode 14: Getting Real about Interest Rates
Feducation is a video series designed to provide a brief overview of timely economics and personal finance topics, such as Fed monetary policy tools, credit scores, and more.
Episode 1: Money and Inflation
Episode 2: Traditional and Non-Traditional Monetary Policy Tools
Episode 3: Monetary Policy and Unemployment
Episode 4: Understanding an FOMC Statement
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data are among the most important economic data available for measuring economic growth, but measuring the output of a large, dynamic economy is a complex task. In this Economic Lowdown podcast, hear what GDP measures, how it is calculated, how it is useful in determining whether and how quickly the economy is growing, and how GDP can be used as indicator of standard of living.
Listen to Episode 13: Gross Domestic Product
The first video in the Tools for Enhancing the Stock Market Game™: Invest it Forward™ video series is "Understanding Capital Markets." This video defines stocks and bonds and provides an explanation of what capital markets are and how they work.
Watch Episode 1: Understanding Capital Markets
In the sixth episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education specialist Scott Wolla explains the circular flow model. Viewers will learn how households and businesses interact in the market for resources and in the market for goods and services, and see how money keeps the whole process moving.
Watch Episode 6: Circular Flow
The fourth episode of our Economic Lowdown Podcast Series discusses three aspects of inflation: what it is, what causes it and how it is measured. The episode also addresses related topics such as deflation, disinflation and the role of the Federal Reserve in monitoring inflation.
Listen to Episode 4: Inflation