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LPL Research Retirement Index Results Mirror iOme Challenge Winners’ 

The results of the LPL Research Retirement Index will look familiar to the winners of this year’s iOme Challenge. LPL Financial recently released their LPL Research Retirement Index ranking states in preparing young people for retirement. The research rated states in six categories: financial, healthcare, housing, community quality of life, employment and education, and wellness.   ...

iOme Executive Director on What We Owe Each Other

By Paul Signorelli Adi Redzic, cofounder and executive director of the financial-literacy organization iOme [I owe me],  provided an engaging example of the power of storytelling at “Financial Literacy: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved” on Saturday at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia,. Rather than relying heavily on statistics or discussions about ...

Money Smart Week Puts Focus on Finances, Future

Washington University sophomore Sloane Wolter was in her early teens when the housing market crashed, triggering the financial crisis of 2007-2008. As a member of her high school debate team, Wolter was tasked with presenting a speech on the causes of the recession, and she recalls reading up on the crash for weeks on end ...

GAO urges changes in college-provided debit cards

By Martin Merzer Tougher laws and more muscular regulations are required to protect millions of university and college students who are increasingly preyed upon by debit card and prepaid card providers — and, in many cases, by their own schools, according to a new report by congressional investigators. The most active issuers of what have ...

iOme Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today honored seven individuals and 13 organizations with the 2013 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for their efforts in promoting financial literacy among Wisconsin citizens. “Through their work to advance the cause of financial literacy, these worthy individuals and organizations are positively impacting the lives of thousands of people in communities ...

Business Wire

White House Strategies Schwartz to Judge iOme; Joins Choi, List, Kettl and Merzer GREEN BAY, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Laura Schwartz, principal at White House Strategies joins James Choi of Yale, John List of the University of Chicago, Don Kettl of the University of Maryland and author Martin Merzer as a judge for the iOme Challenge. iOme challenges ...

St. Norbert Times

With the future of social security anything but certain, Americans are desperately searching for new ways to ensure financial stability after retirement. In an effort to find potential solutions, St. Norbert College has launched the iOme Challenge. The iOme Challenge is a national contest that tasks college students with finding a solution to the nation’s ...

Vertical News

New England College pitted against mighty Michigan in Game of the Century; 250 other Colleges looking to win $20,000 Bigger than BCS and The Final Four: iOme Challenge is The College Game of the Century (this year, anyway). Teams from Pace, Pomona, Harvard, Prairie View, Alcorn State, Lamar, LaGuardia Community, Grove City, Elizabeth, Olivet Nazarene, ...

WMU News

Students tackle U.S. retirement system KALAMAZOO–Four Western Michigan University students will take their ideas about a national retirement system to Congress Feb. 4 after winning the national iOMe Challenge competition. WMU team members beat out proposals submitted by 40 other schools in 17 states to win a chance to speak to U.S. policymakers, along with a $20,000 cash prize ...

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The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation’s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year’s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win the top, national prize. The Texas Tech team won $10,000, plus an expense-paid trip ...

Texas Tech University NEWS

Personal Financial Planning Students Influence Washington, D.C. National champions of the 2010 iOMe Challenge from Texas Tech University’s Division of Personal Financial Planning (PFP) were awarded the highly-influential opportunity to discuss retirement policy ideas for Generation Y with policymakers and members of Congress in Washington, D.C., in May. National champions of the 2010 iOMe Challenge ...

NC State University

St. Norbert College is cosponsoring a challenge for students to help influence U.S. savings and financial security. The contest is called “The iOMe Challenge” and it asks students to write an essay and develop a short video that illustrate some of the economic issues associated with their generation’s financial security forty years from now. The ...

NewsRx

Laura Schwartz, principal at White House Strategies joins James Choi of Yale, John List of the University of Chicago, Don Kettl of the University of Maryland and author Martin Merzer as a judge for the iOme Challenge. iOme challenges US College Students to come up with a better retirement system – one that will be ...

Vertical News

Sage North America Sponsors National Competition to Solve America’s Retirement Crisis 2010 NOV 9 – (VerticalNews.com) — The iOMe Challenge, established in 2009 by PAi (Plan Administrators, Inc.), is a competition that encourages the 80 million members of the Millennial generation to take charge of their retirement security. The contest challenged college students to create ...

BNET The CBS Interactive Business Network

Texas Tech students win with: “What if America saved more?” DE PERE, Wis. — The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation’s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year’s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win ...

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Texas Tech students win with: “What if America saved more?” DE PERE, Wis. — The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation’s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year’s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win ...

NewsBlaze

DE PERE, Wis. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation’s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year’s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win the top, national prize. The Texas Tech ...

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The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation?s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year?s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win the top, national prize. iOme Challenge Winners Announced The Texas Tech team won $10,000, ...

DailyToreador.com

Red Raiders show personal financial planning abilities Four graduate students went against dozens of other college hopefuls in this year’s iOMe Challenge, nabbing first place, $10,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. in the process. Personal financial planning students Chris Browning, Benjamin Cummings, Tom O’Malley and Shawn Pfeiffer, with the aid of faculty adviser Michael ...

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Article Excerpt The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation’s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year’s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win the top, national prize. The Texas Tech team… Link to actual article

HighBeam Research

The iOme Challenge, a national competition to address the nation’s retirement crisis, is pleased to announce that a team from Texas Tech University won this year’s grand prize. Students Benjamin Cummings, Christopher Browning, Thomas O’Malley, and Shaun Pfeiffer collaborated to win the top, national prize. The Texas Tech team won $10,000, plus an expense-paid trip ...

Green Bay Press-Gazette

America’s millennial generation, according to a locally inspired survey, offers a realistic and guardedly pessimistic view of the financial and political landscape of the country. We understand and agree with many of the concerns voiced by adults 18-29 — who comprise 27 percent of the country’s population — and join in the belief that something ...

Business NH

Millennials Worried About Financial Future “iOme Measure of Millennials,” a new study released today by iOme Challenge, shows a generation of young people struggling to chart their course. The study of 642 18-29-year-olds across the U.S. indicates that 46 percent of the Generation Y is “very concerned” about the financial situation in the U.S. as well ...

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Angela Lyons to judge iOme Challenge University of Illinois professor of economics Angela Lyons has been chosen to be a Blue Ribbon Judge for The iOme Challenge, a national college contest that is focused on challenging college students to change the world by investing in their future today. “The iOme Challenge organization was formed by ...

Michigan Tech – School of Business & Economics

Teams Complete and Submit iOme Challenge Videos Lecturer in Economics, Emanuel Oliveira, is leading four teams of students in this year’s iOMe Challenge.  Students formed their own teams and were encouraged to include individuals from a broad skill set to include members who have policy expertise and also other with video production skills.  The students ...

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Millennials See Social Security as Doomed, Aren’t Saving, Either By Danielle Andrus, AdvisorOne Half of millennials do not believe Social Security will still exist when they are ready to retire, a survey released Wednesday by the iOMe Challenge and conducted by the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute found. Over one-quarter of millennials believe Social Security ...

Life Inc.

Half of Millennials don’t think they will get Social Security By Allison Linn Grandma and Grandpa may be getting a Social Security raise, but half of their grandkids are pretty sure they won’t see any Social Security at all. That’s according to a new poll from the Strategic Research Institute at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. ...

US Daily Review

“Millennials” Doubt the Future of Social Security “Measure of Millennials,” a new study released by the iOMe Challenge organization, shows that 50% of Millennials do not believe that Social Security will exist when they reach their retirement years. The study of a representative sample of 642 18-29 year-olds across the U.S. was conducted in August ...

CreditCards.com

Students shedding credit cards as recession, new law sink in By Martin Merzer The nation’s college students finally may be absorbing a lesson that won’t count toward class credit but will improve their life skills — how to responsibly handle credit cards. A national study from Sallie Mae finds that credit card ownership by college students has ...

Bloomberg BNA

Retirement Policy: DOL Interested in Role of Smartphone Apps Aimed at Financial, Retirement Literacy By Florence Olsen The Department of Labor has been exploring ideas for using smartphone applications to influence the savings habits of young people, according to a DOL official who spoke at a retirement policy event July 12 at which the official ...

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