Financial Literacy

Raji Sathappan Featured in ICBA Independent Banker Magazine

Raji Sathappan, CPA, MBA, CRCM, CAMS Managing Director with Mercadien, was featured in the October issue of the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) Independent Banker Magazine. The article is…

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Managing Director Myron Gellman Interviewed for August Issue of New Jersey Business Magazine

Myron Gellman, MBA, CMC, CBA, Managing Director with Mercadien, was featured in the August issue of New Jersey Business Magazine. The article is titled, “It’s Good to be in the…

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Barely Average Financial Education in the U.S.

It might not be surprising, but the United States isn’t close to the top when it comes to basic financial literacy skills among teenage students. Which country is? China. The…

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National Financial Literacy Month – Building Your Toolkit!

We know it’s a touchy subject, but let’s talk about money! Want to know your financial literacy score? Take our short, 10-question quiz where you’ll be able to see how…

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National Financial Literacy Month Just Got More Exciting

Everyone knows there are certain things you just don’t discuss in polite company, right? It seems this month we need to recognize the taboo that no one even seems to…

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Student Debt – A Growing National Crisis

Over 70 percent of Bachelor’s degree recipients need to borrow money to attend college – having racked up $1.3 trillion in student loan debt nationally. With the average debt being…

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Holiday Saving Starts NOW

Summer was the time to get away, but now we’re back to school, college, and work. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be over and the holidays will be nipping…

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Tax Scams On The Rise – Identity Theft A Major Threat To Americans

Most Americans filed their 2015 tax returns by the extended April 18th deadline this year and will do their best to forget about taxes until they’re due again in 2017. However,…

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April is Financial Literacy Month: Learn 4 Important Steps for Getting Ahead!

Financial literacy, defined as the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being, is a long-standing issue that was publicly recognized in…

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$martWorkplace Roundtable Energizes Community Leaders

We all need better ways to connect with and understand financial information; luckily, big change is underway. The Mercadien Foundation held a roundtable discussion on Monday, Feb. 1 to bring…

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