Policy & Government

Financial Literacy in This Country? Don’t Act on a Hot Tip!

January 19, 2017

When Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently unveiled the National Financial Literacy Programme for investors—the first of its kind in the country—she pledged the government’s

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The Surprising Reason Boomers Need to Know More About Student Loans

January 17, 2017

The student debt problem goes way beyond young people becoming so financially strapped they are unable to launch their life. These loans totaling $1.4 trillion

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What Janet Yellen Should Have Said About Financial Education

January 9, 2017

In her recent keynote before college graduates at the University of Baltimore, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen noted, “Economists are not certain about many things.

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Will Ohio Backtrack on Financial Literacy Effort?

December 23, 2016

A bill in the Ohio legislature that holds great promise for the financial future of students in the state lies dormant for now, which means

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Budget in Shambles, New Mexico Opts Out of Financial Education

December 19, 2016

New Mexico has a nasty budget shortfall, and officials there are trying to fix it in part by cutting a state-run youth financial literacy program.

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This Two-Pronged Approach to Financial Education Works Best

November 15, 2016

As financial education becomes more about leading individuals to good outcomes and less about teaching them to get there on their own, we risk overshooting

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How Donald Trump Will Change the Course of Financial Education

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump was born to riches. But his past suggests an understanding that individuals need help and encouragement learning to accumulate wealth, and that

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Here’s What Trump and Clinton Mean for Financial Education

November 8, 2016

The following is a transcript of a keynote speech that RightAboutMoney founder Dan Kadlec delivered at the 2016 JumpStart National Educators Conference in Dallas, Texas,

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