Top U.S. Official: Financial Literacy Important in ‘Virtually Everything’

April 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Ohio attorney general seven years ago Richard Cordray collected a state record $411,000 in delinquent taxes, fines and fees. In the process he

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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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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 Past-Due Medical Bills and Low Financial Literacy Go Hand-in-Hand

March 6, 2017

Healthcare expenses are an outsize burden on many households, and unpaid health-related bills correlate highly with low levels of financial literacy, according to two new

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Financial Education Battle Reaches a Boil in Quebec

February 14, 2017

The fight over financial education in high school has reached a boil in Quebec, Canada, where a strong-minded education official is trying to ram through

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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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When We Have ‘Chatbots’ Will We Still Need Financial Education?

January 10, 2017

The absence of financial education in schools around the globe has created a knowledge void that technology entrepreneurs hope to fill with artificial intelligence. Is

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TRUMPED! The Message Behind Soaring Bank Stocks (It’s Not All Good)

December 9, 2016

Donald Trump is a singular force that promises to reshape the economy in ways that every student would do well to understand. From tax policy

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