The Moneywise Teacher Blog – All Posts

The Real Cost of Higher Education for Teachers

The Real Cost of Higher Education for Teachers

According to the No Child Left Behind act and Common Core, public school teachers in grades pre-k through twelfth must have a teaching certification—typically the result of an undergrad teaching degree—and must partake in continuing education, earning a set amount of credits or hours per licensing timeframe. Continuing education can take a variety of forms,…

Teacher Savings on Car Insurance

Teacher Savings on Car Insurance and Major Vehicle Repairs

Despite one’s best efforts, sometimes costly vehicle repairs are unavoidable. This can be due to an accident, neglect, or a vengeful student skilled at avoiding camera detection in the parking lot.  When it comes to these repairs, it is good to know what car insurance providers have special deals for educators, how to save on…

6 Top Continuing Education Scholarships for Teachers

6 Top Continuing Education Scholarships for Teachers

Often dubbed a labor of love, there are many challenges associated with the teaching profession. Chief among these challenges is the cost teachers face when continuing their studies or pursuing career development opportunities. This list of six top continuing education scholarships for teachers is most useful for those who are committed to making a lifelong…

8 Tax Savings Tips for Teachers

8 Tax Saving Tips for Educators

With tax season upon us, you may be crunching numbers, collecting tax documents, and wondering about a possible refund. There are a few ways for you as a teacher to potentially receive even more of a tax refund! Learn how with these 8 Tax Saving Tips for Educators. 1) Educator Expense Deduction Educators who teach…

8 Top Grants for STEM Teachers

8 Top Grants for STEM Teachers

Although everyone understands the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the classroom, the cost involved with being a STEM teacher makes many question its benefits. There’s expensive lab equipment. There are chemicals, tools, and supplies. Then there’s the cost of continuing education and professional development, important in all educational disciplines, but especially…

Teach Test Prep

Make Standardized Testing Work for You

Teachers: Consider Picking Up Another Class Wait! Don’t click away just yet. I’ll give you a moment to wipe up the coffee you just spewed onto your computer screen. I know, I know. The only reason you’re reading this post is to distract yourself from the stack of ungraded papers on the desk next to…

30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success - Gina Horkey Interview

Educators: 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success? Interview with Gina Horkey

We are excited to announce that going forward we will be featuring regular interviews with financially savvy educators and other awesome personalities.  It is our hope that these interviews will serve as motivation and inspiration for you!   To kick things off, we share our interview with Gina Horkey, freelancer extraordinaire and creator of  “30 Days or…

7 Money Myths Kids Believe & How to Correct Them

7 Money Myths Kids Believe & How to Correct Them

In modern society, cash is no longer king. With debit cards in every wallet, companies paying with direct deposit, and people taking advantage of online banking, it’s no wonder kids today don’t have a clear understanding of money. With our current digital economy, many people no longer carry cash, opting to use debit or credit…