Policy

The Good and the Bad: How Young Adults Can Become ‘Credit Visible’

August 3, 2017

In Karl Taro Greenfeld’s novel, The Subprimes, you are your credit score. A low score is a Scarlett letter of sorts that renders one virtually

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What Killed the myRA? Lack of Financial Education

July 31, 2017

The tragedy is not that the Trump administration will ditch the myRA retirement savings plan. It is that more people did not use it—a clear

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Why India is Ordering Banks to Teach Financial Literacy Step By Step

July 28, 2017

India is stepping up its financial literacy effort with a two-pronged program that calls for both education and inclusion. The nation’s central bank is steering

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While Congress Meddles Financial Educators Must Scramble

July 26, 2017

Yes, you can. No, you can’t. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see. Forgive the whipsaw. But individuals opening bank and credit card accounts

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Fed Up with Poor Financial Literacy Rankings, Arkansas Gets Serious

July 24, 2017

Arkansas rates poorly in at least two separate financial literacy assessments. But State Treasurer Dennis Milligan is determined to change that. The state sits in

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Ohio Official Sees Mandatory Financial Literacy as Key to Solving Student Debt Crisis

July 18, 2017

Ohio has had its stumbles on the road to greater financial education in its schools. But Attorney General Mike DeWine is getting religion, seeing it

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Moving Towards Financial Literacy in Wisconsin

July 14, 2017

While the Wisconsin State Assembly struggles with what is more important—financial literacy or gun safety—indications are that lawmakers are moving in the right direction. The

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Debate in Wisconsin: Load Your Glock–or Your 401(k)?

July 12, 2017

Would you rather young people learn how to load a Glock—or stay out of debt and avoid late fees? This is a real question, and

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