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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Uganda’s Small-Country Blueprint for Raising Financial Literacy

April 21, 2017

The Bank of Uganda began taking financial literacy seriously four years ago—seizing on a 2011 study documenting individuals’ poor access to financial products. Today, the

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How India’s Financial Literacy Effort Set a Guinness World Record

March 2, 2017

When India launched its Jan-Dhan financial inclusion program two years ago, the goal was to get every citizen a bank account even though just 30%

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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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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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‘Confusion Exclusion’–or Rational Choice? Why Some of the Unbanked Stay That Way

January 6, 2017

Some 2 billion people around the world are financially excluded–and presumed to be in need of financial education because they do not use formal financial

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A Bold Effort to Empower the Disabled Through Financial Education

January 4, 2017

People with disabilities have unusual financial needs, and now a coalition of financial firms and nonprofits is trying to bring this community financial education programs

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Why Opening a Bank Account Should Be Part of Cashing a First Paycheck

November 10, 2016

A first paycheck is a teachable moment, which is why Congress included a financial education requirement when it last re-authorized summer youth employment programs around the

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