Policy

Will Trump’s Budget Ax Spare Funding for Financial Literacy Programs?

March 17, 2017

The U.S. government directly spends about $130 million a year on financial literacy programs. Most of that appears to have survived President Donald Trump’s first

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Why Financial Education is Better Than Auto 401(k) Enrollment

March 13, 2017

This updates a post that first appeared on Time.com Automatic enrollment in company-sponsored savings plans has been hailed as a key part of the solution

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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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Double Whammy: Low Financial Literacy Plus Little Guaranteed Income

March 3, 2017

Americans are uniquely imperiled when it comes to retirement security, new research suggests. No other developed nation couples such low financial literacy scores with such

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Soaring Poverty Rate and Failing Financial Literacy Scores No Coincidence in Mississippi

February 24, 2017

Mississippi has the highest poverty rate in the country and routinely earns the lowest scores in financial literacy tests. To her credit, State Treasurer Lynn

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Why Banks are Making the Connection Between Financial Literacy and Retirement Security

February 22, 2017

Big banks are beginning to talk openly about the connection between financial literacy and retirement security. This is a significant development that should boost the

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Throwing the Weight of $5 Trillion Behind Financial Literacy

February 2, 2017

Laurence D. Fink is worried about our retirement, and he believes that workplace financial education is a big part of the solution. Fink should know.

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