Policy & Government

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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How Trump’s Travel Ban Ripples Through Global Financial Literacy Movement

February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump’s travel ban on certain Muslims is sending chills through the global education world, not least among those that promote financial education. At

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How Australia is Protecting its Lead as a Financial Literacy Pioneer

January 31, 2017

Australia ranks number one in its region and ninth in the world in financial literacy, according to the latest Standard & Poor’s Global Financial Literacy

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The Real Reason Kuala Lumpur is Pushing Financial Literacy

January 26, 2017

With its niche in Islamic finance, Malaysia seems bent on making Kuala Lumpur a global city and financial hub to rival its southern neighbor Singapore.

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Why a Financial Literacy Champion is on the Hot Seat

January 24, 2017

What executive order will President Donald Trump sign next? Let’s hope it is not one that dismisses Richard Cordray, who as the first director of

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How 8 Billionaires Show the Importance of Financial Education

January 20, 2017

Income inequality is a scourge that threatens the global economy as it erodes the middle class. What to do about it is a vexing question.

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