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Episode 14

The Value of Lifelong Learning

SF Fed President John C. Williams shares his views on the value of college, why education is critical for a healthy economy, the importance of lifelong learning, and what it was like to have Janet Yellen as a mentor.


Invest In What's Next: Life After High School

Use this interactive career and college planner to evaluate which career or educational path you should pursue after high school. Plus, develop personal finance skills to make your plan a reality.

Is College Worth It?

Calculate your potential return on a college degree and how long it will take to break even on higher education expenses.


Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Measuring the Nation's Output

Posted April 4, 2016

GDP is a key measure of a nation's economic performance. This DataPost outlines the components of GDP and places these components within the context of recent values published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Inflation: Measuring Price Changes

Posted April 4, 2016

Learn how the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index, the Fed's key measure of inflation, relates to concepts of "core" and "total" inflation in our economy.

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American Currency Exhibit

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Education Advisory Group

The Education Advisory Group (EAG) welcomes select high school and community college educators to inform the SF Fed’s economic education resources, teacher activities, and classroom programs.

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