Amid Crippling Inaction at State Level, Signs that Financial Education May Bubble Up

December 13, 2017

The vast majority of states fail to deliver anything close to reasonable personal finance instruction in grades K-12, a new report finds. But in an

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In Poker and Personal Finance, Here’s How a Small Sample Can Ruin You

December 7, 2017

Long-time readers know that I enjoy poker and value its many embedded money lessons. I have been part of a home game for years, and

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Like Goldilocks, With Financial Confidence Individuals Need ‘Temperature’ To Be Just Right

December 7, 2017

Confidence about money is a tricky issue, not unlike Goldilocks and her porridge. Too much confidence leads to poor decisions. Too little confidence leads to

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Can You Ace This Money Quiz (Most Cannot)?

December 7, 2017

In a study, just 38% of individuals—including roughly a third of financial executives—answered all five questions correctly. These are staple questions that have been widely

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Who’s in Charge? Politics Threaten National Financial Literacy Agenda

November 30, 2017

In an epic Washington tragicomedy, Republicans and Democrats this week both laid claim to leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ironically, the battle ignited

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Five Principles of Financial Education

November 15, 2017

To address rampant financial literacy deficiencies in the U.S., the CFPB annual report highlights five principles for effective financial education. These are universal principles that

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By the Numbers: Why We Need Financial Education

November 15, 2017

In its newly released annual report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lays out a pretty solid case for doubling down on financial education. One in

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How To ‘Save’ Thousands (and Other Black Friday Lessons)

November 15, 2017

We are about to bear witness once again to one of the reasons financial education is so important. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just

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