Today, inflation is exceeding the proportion of wage raises, diminishing the buying power for millions of Americans each year. According to Investopedia, "financial literacy is the education and understanding of various financial areas including topics related to managing personal finance, money and investing." (2018).
When new students enter college, they need to think about all incoming expenses and loans they will accrue for their futures. To acquire financial literacy also involves mastering other concepts of investing, personal finance, and the time value of money. Below are some tips and tricks on budgeting and handling personal finances.
SEATTLE - Wash. Your Phi Beta Lambda state officers made several appearances at FBLA regional fall conferences in Western Washington chapters, aspiring several hundred members in attendance to continue their organizational journey in college.
MANHATTAN - N.Y. On October 25-27, State Secretary Alex Capi traveled to the inaugural PBL Career Connections Conference (CCC). This is the first national fall leadership conference that is exclusively for PBL members, which changed the entire conference experience for attendees that were used to prior traditions of combining FBLA and PBL members at National Fall Leadership Conferences (NFLCs).
BALTIMORE, Md. - Thousands of members and advisers came together in the annual Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference on June 23-26, where they listened to innovate keynote and workshop speakers, networked with other members and global industry leaders, toured the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and competed in various business, communication, technology, and career-oriented national competitions.
CENTRALIA, Wash. - Over 5 Washington and Oregon PBL chapters rose with resilience at the 2018 State Leadership Conference on February 23-24.
Hosted by the Centralia College chapter, dozens of members have put their skills to the test with a variety of academic and business case competitions, ranging from Accounting Principles to Job Interview, and from Business Presentation to Website Design! We congratulate all competitors who placed in the Top 3, and for the national qualifiers (WA 1st place) who will be moving on for national awards and honors at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD on June 23-26.