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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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These States Score Best, Worst in Financial Literacy

December 12, 2016

The Midwest comes up aces while the South lags far behind other states in a comprehensive new ranking of individuals’ financial know-how. But while Minnesota

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A New View of Financial Competence

November 29, 2016

Financial educators often think of their task as helping people make better financial decisions. But what is a better financial decision? It’s easy to come up

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Millions of College Students in U.S. Don’t Get the Global Economy

November 25, 2016

This is an updated version of an earlier post. The evidence keeps piling up: young people in the U.S. sorely lack financial skills and would

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This Classroom Exercise Helped Kids Understand Real-World Money Issues

November 23, 2016

This is an updated version of an earlier post.  Elementary school students are eager to engage in real-world economic decisions, and doing so significantly improves

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How to Turn Young Workers into Young Savers

November 18, 2016

When teens and young adults are given a savings account and the training and tools to manage it, most develop sound long-term savings habits, according

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A Global Snapshot of Financial Illiteracy

November 17, 2016

Financial literacy throughout the world is low, numerous reports have found. Few people can perform even basic financial calculations or understand simple investment concepts, according

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This Two-Pronged Approach to Financial Education Works Best

November 15, 2016

As financial education becomes more about leading individuals to good outcomes and less about teaching them to get there on their own, we risk overshooting

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