Valley National Bank Volunteers Speak at Brentwood High School

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Volunteers from Valley National Bank visited Brentwood High School in Brentwood, NY on October 5th to share insights with more than 500 students about what it takes to become financially literate. The visit was organized by Working in Support of Education (w!se), a national nonprofit leading the way in financial education…. Read More

w!se to Compete for $100,000 Grand Prize in Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge

NEW YORK, N.Y. –Working in Support of Education (w!se) is one of a select group of nonprofit domestic violence organizations across the country competing for $700,000 in grant money as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, which kicked off today. The Challenge, an annual competition hosted on CrowdRise, is a public fundraising… Read More

Financial Services Roundtable Foundation Honors w!se with Prestigious Foundation Award

NEW YORK, N.Y. –Working in Support of Education (w!se) is pleased to announce it has received the 2017 Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) Foundation Award, an annual award given to two organizations by FSR that demonstrate outstanding achievements in promoting financial literacy. The Award includes a generous grant that w!se will use to launch a Financial… Read More

2016-2017 Blue Star Schools Announced

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is pleased to announce that 232 high schools in w!se’s national network, including 34 NYC schools, have earned the distinction of being named a Blue Star School for their students’ performance on the 2016-2017 w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. This national standardized Test is administered… Read More


Convincing someone that they need to invest their money is hard enough without all the choices that come next. Stocks, bonds, real estate, funds – it can seem like there is an endless amount of options for investing. So how are we supposed to know where to start? First, it is key to establish how… Read More

Are You Financially Healthy? (as reported by Liz Weston on

If someone asked you whether or not you are financially healthy, how would you answer? Most people would respond with some variation of, “What do you mean?” We don’t have a great definition for financial health in this country. And the sad truth is, as a nation, we are not very financially healthy. There are… Read More