Policy & Government

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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Gut Consumer Bureau? Financial Literacy May Get Caught in Crossfire

June 14, 2017

The financial literacy movement is too big to collapse. But a new Treasury Department report that takes aim at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could

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Financial Literacy Seen as Key to Plugging $224 Trillion Pension Gap

May 31, 2017

Financial education is one of five keys to solving the global pension crisis, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The report

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