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This article reviews research on the effectiveness of general financial literacy training to draw implications for literacy training related to predatory lending. The article concludes that training offered by high schools and workplaces is associated with improved financial knowledge and More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: predatory lending, financial literacy, financial education
Date: 3/4/2013
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) two-year Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program concluded in the fourth quarter of 2009. The pilot was a case study designed to illustrate how banks can profitably offer affordable small-dollar loans as an alternative to high-cost credit products such as More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 3/4/2013
This article provides an overview of Alternative Financial Services (AFS) and a description of the key products and services in this sector. It is intended as a primer for banks and others who are interested in understanding the competitive landscape in the financial services industry and More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/4/2013
This article provides a brief overview of the field of financial education and explores some of the challenges and potential solutions. The author describes developments in the contemporary financial education movement since the 1990s and the background economic changes that stimulated its More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This article provides a plain-language description of behavioral economics and the role of common biases in financial decisionmaking, and reviews ways in which the findings of behavioral economics can help structure financial education and public policy. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This article presents best practices and lessons learnt from on the experiences of the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE), a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan and noncommercial foundation committed to increas- ing access to financial education and to empowering in- dividuals to make More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
The United States Mint's website provides free educational resources for educators, parents, and kids. The site includes free educational resources including class activities, lesson plans, and information on how to bring coins into the classroom. For youth, the H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site is More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Curriculum Lesson Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News focuses on Teens. You're beginning to make some grown-up decisions about how to save and spend your money. That's why learning the right ways to manage money...right from the start...is important. Here are suggestions. More information...
Audience: Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This edition of FDIC Consumer News features an article for teens, "It's Amazing: How a Small Savings Account Can Get Big Over Time," explains how saving even small amounts of money can result in a substantial sum over time. More information...
Audience: Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
The You Are Here website teaches kids how to be more savvy consumers. The site demonstrates the benefits of competition, the influence of advertising on buying decisions, and the rules and regulations that many business people need to follow. More information...
Audience: Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Lesson Website
Date: 3/28/2012