[F] or more than 40 years, Decker & Associates, Inc (D&A) a social impact enterprise, has provided objective financial education and planning to tens of thousands of clients worldwide. Employers, school districts, and government organizations retained D&A to guide and advise their employees on retirement, relocation, the death of a spouse, estate planning, taxes, and investment management – to help employees plan for the future and become financially independent.
[B] eginning in 2012, at the requests of clients, educators, and the Texas Education Agency, the Deckers created a high school course, Real Life Financial Mathematics (RLFM). RLFM and all Real Life courses provide deep financial education integrated with an innovative Thinking Instructional Methodology to prepare students for the decisions they will make in the knowledge economy of the 21st century. Texas school districts receive state funding to offer Real Life online courses.
REAL-LIFE FINANCIAL EDUCATION
[F]rom 2001 to the present, D&A collaborated with non-profits to bring Real Life education to the public. D&A has worked with organizations such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Financial Planning Assn, Rice University, University of Houston and many others, to provide objective financial education.
In 2005 D&A developed the Game of Real Life, a summer financial, college planning and career planning course, for underserved high school students. The life decisions made by Game graduates were beyond expectations with 98% attending college and 91.7% graduating from college.
With Texas Education Agency encouragement, D&A created online courses for high school students – public, private, charter schools, homeschool, and individuals – to develop a plan for their future. These courses have been integrated with an innovative Thinking Instructional Methodology to prepare students for the knowledge economy of the 21st century.
Today, D&A expands its curriculum to those seeking objective financial advice. In 2019, D&A will introduce a Real Life course for college students and for internationals immigrating to the US.
The world is changing. D&A’s mission is to help individuals take responsibility for the future and achieve financial goals. D&A’s solid, non-marketing, objective and thoughtful financial insight is based on decades of providing award-winning, professional consulting to thousands of families.