Policy & Government

Trump’s Financial Capability Proclamation Signals Support, if not Direction

April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C.—In a little noticed move at the end of March, President Donald Trump proclaimed April 2017 National Financial Capability month. The presidential proclamation is

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Are We Looking for Financial Education in All the Wrong Places?

March 31, 2017

Financial education is most effective in high school and has its greatest impact in the area of credit management, according to a new poll from

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First Military Pension Overhaul Since WWII Includes Financial Education

March 29, 2017

The 1.4 million men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces have the gratitude of their countrymen. But they can’t spend goodwill—and many end

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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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