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What Class Do You Wish You Had Taken? Financial Literacy, Say Half of Adults

March 10, 2017

Most adults in every age group say the high school class with the greatest benefit, if offered, is personal finance, a new survey shows. Money

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More Financial Literacy Instruction Would Let Cities Claim a Pot of Gold

March 9, 2017

Cities in America and across the world are leaving hundreds of millions of dollars on the table by failing to support programs that would lift

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Why Past-Due Medical Bills and Low Financial Literacy Go Hand-in-Hand

March 6, 2017

Healthcare expenses are an outsize burden on many households, and unpaid health-related bills correlate highly with low levels of financial literacy, according to two new

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How Financial Courage Leads to Financial Wellness

February 27, 2017

Financial confidence is an important key to overall financial wellness, new research shows. People that are confident tend to take action—and assuming their actions are

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Why Doctors are Big Believers in Financial Education

February 23, 2017

Do we need to raise the level of individuals’ financial literacy? Your doctor would say yes, if she were paying attention. We’ve known for years

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The Surprising Reason Boomers Need to Know More About Student Loans

January 17, 2017

The student debt problem goes way beyond young people becoming so financially strapped they are unable to launch their life. These loans totaling $1.4 trillion

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‘Confusion Exclusion’–or Rational Choice? Why Some of the Unbanked Stay That Way

January 6, 2017

Some 2 billion people around the world are financially excluded–and presumed to be in need of financial education because they do not use formal financial

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The Strong Link Between Financial Literacy and Having Health Coverage

December 15, 2016

Policymakers, employers and individuals pretty much agree that everyone should have health coverage. How to make that happen is where we have tensions, which are

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