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Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Names Dr. Mike Staten Chairman

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The board of directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced that it has elected Michael E. Staten, the Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as chairman of the Jump$tart board.

The board of directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced that it has elected Michael E. Read more »

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Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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Norton School Built Mobile App Makes Used-Car Buying a Game

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"It's so relevant for young people, and they really enjoy playing it," said, Robert Lanza, principal information technology support analyst in the Norton School. "Outside of buying a house, a car is the major thing you're going to be putting a lot of money into."

Alexis Blue, University Relations - Communications, June 8, 2016


The educational Car Smart app targets 16- to 21-year-olds who are in the market for a used car. Read more »

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Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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TCAI launches new partnership to help teach personal finanace

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Across the country, middle and high schools have begun incorporating personal financial education into their curricula to prepare young people to make good financial decisions as adults. TCAI is helping to give teachers the tools they need to deliver these important life lessons.

Across the country, middle and high schools have begun incorporating personal financial education into their curricula to prepare young people to make good financial decisions as adults. Read more »

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Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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Dr. Michael Staten's Credit Reporting Reform article published in American Banker

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Michael Staten holds the Take Charge America endowed chair, where he is also director of the T.C.A Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research. Staten was a principle investigator on the FTC's credit report accuracy study published in 2013. Here he shares his article "Where Credit Report Reforms Fall Short"

The news that the three largest credit bureaus have Read more »

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Michael E. Staten, Ph.D.
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statenm@email.arizona.edu

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce notes Professor Michael Staten's risk based pricing and credit scoring report

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation, draws attention to Professor Michael Staten's report entitled "Risk Based Pricing in Consumer Lending."

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Michael E. Staten, Ph.D.
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statenm@email.arizona.edu

New Report Underscores Benefits of Risk-Based Pricing in Consumer Market

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“Risk-Based Pricing in Consumer Lending,” by Dr. Mike Staten, Director of the Take Charge America Institute examines how risk-based pricing has transformed consumer credit markets in the U.S., benefitting individual consumers and the macro-economy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:45am

Cites Drastic Expansion of Credit Opportunities Across Socio-Economic Spectrum
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Dr. Mike Staten
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statenm@email.arizona.edu
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tcainstitute@cals.arizona.edu

Learning opportunities using Halloween traditions as a financial opportunity

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The University of Arizona’s Take Charge Cats ambassador, Andrew Soukhome, was cited in WalletHub’s 2014’s Best and Worst Cities for Halloween article - along with other industry experts – for his perspectives on learning opportunities using Halloween traditions as a financial opportunity.

Andrew Soukhome

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Becky Barry
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takechargecats@arizona.edu
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A Credit Card Survival Guide for New Grads

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Building credit while hunting for a job, wrestling student loans and figuring out post-college life might seem like a tall order. But, just like the triumphant hat toss, it’s an important rite of passage for young adults.

A Credit Card Survival Guide for N

News Contact: 
Michael Staten, Ph.D.
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statenm@email.arizona.edu

Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood?

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About 28 percent of young adults in the Norton School APLUS study say that marriage is not an important life goal, while 27 percent say that having children is not.

What does it mean to be a "grown-up?" Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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