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Real Examples About Life & Learning In Financial Education

Forget the stock market game!  These life lessons start where you start and go where you go - right into the exciting, slightly confusing world of #adulting.  While you look for your first job, our job is to help you navigate all the different personal financial questions that are going to come up.  Topics like payroll taxes, credit scores and understanding different types of loans or insurance.  WHY SHOULD YOU CARE You will get answers to questions you didn't even know you had. We will help you avoid making some lasting mistakes before you even put on that cap and gown.  

We are here to welcome you to REALLIFE!

  • Discuss Resumes

  • Using Social Media Properly

  • W-4 & First day job paperwork

  • Health Insurance & Benefits

  • Retirement Savings

  • Student loans

  • Credit score & Loans

  • Banking & Saving

  • Vacations & Sick Days

  • Savings Pyramid

  • Breakdown of Stocks

  • Intricacies of Bonds

  • Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Identity Theft Prevention

  • Taxes

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Prepare Your Students for REALLIFE

Let's get started! 

Each Life Lesson has some basic information about each topic, some links, the Lingo to Learn and a few activities to try out.  Let's face it, depending on your major, you may never use the word hypotenuse again, but if you work, you will definitely need a W4 (LL #3). And if you need a W4, then eventually you will get a W2, and need to file a 1040 (LL#15)Confused yet?  Don't be! 

Just click on Life Lesson #1 and let's get started! 

We Make It Easy To Teach!


The Question Section

Real questions from real people - why we care!

"If I get paid $20,000 a year, is it at the beginning of the year, or at the end?  How do I pay my bills if it's at the end?"

"If I work 2 jobs this year, do I have to file two tax returns?"

"What do you mean I owe $1,600? Do you mean that the government is going to take $1,600 away from my refund?"

Asked by a student with 3.92 GPA

and a business degree 

Asked by a college graduate the year after graduation

From a student who had the wrong withholding and found out he is NOT getting a refund AND has to pay the IRS


If you have questions, comments or want more information about introducing your students, clients, or employees to our very practical, REAListic program click here or call Susan Quigley or Jackie Doherty at 516 354-3334 or via email at or

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