The Good and the Bad: How Young Adults Can Become ‘Credit Visible’

August 3, 2017

In Karl Taro Greenfeld’s novel, The Subprimes, you are your credit score. A low score is a Scarlett letter of sorts that renders one virtually

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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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Financial Literacy Combats Rise of Fake News in the Money World

June 21, 2017

We live in an age of fake news that leaves many unsure of what they see and hear in the media, on websites, and even

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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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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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