For people with no credit or limited credit, it’s possible to get credit cards. Obtaining a card will make everyday spending safer and more convenient, as well as help build credit. Dr. James Philpot, certified financial planner and associate professor of finance and general business at Missouri State University, answers a few questions about getting a credit card with no … [Read more...] about Can you get a credit card with no credit?
In uncertain economic times, is money in a bank savings account safe? Dr. Jeff Jones, certified financial planner and department head of finance and general business at Missouri State University, explains to U.S. News and World Report Money why it’s still a safe move to make. … [Read more...] about Should you put money in a savings account?
Video conferencing and chat platforms, such as Zoom and Skype have increased in popularity in recent times. However, there are good reasons to be wary of the technology, according to experts. Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam, professor in the department of information technology and cybersecurity at Missouri State University, highlights some of their negative impact to The New York Times. … [Read more...] about What are the downsides of Zoom?
Leo and Carolyn Johnson met cutting down a Christmas tree when they were students at what was then-Southwest Missouri State University. Decades later, the Johnsons are planting a future for other Bears. They recently established the Leo and Carolyn Mirts Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund. It will create full tuition scholarships for students from Callaway or Douglas … [Read more...] about Couple creates opportunities for students from two rural Missouri counties
While staying home with kids during the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging, it’s a good opportunity to teach them how you make day-to-day financial decisions. Dr. James Philpot, certified financial planner and associate professor of finance and general business at Missouri State University, shares with NerdWallet a couple of ways to impart money lessons to children. … [Read more...] about How to teach kids money lessons while staying at home