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This special edition of FDIC Consumer News is devoted to ways to save on loans and credit cards. It features ideas and information on topics such as how to: get the best possible interest rates, avoid paying unnecessary fees, find "emergency" cash at affordable prices, and steer clear of More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Increased policy and academic attention has been placed on promoting retirement savings early in the life course. This study investigates the extent to which retirement savings behavior among young persons, a population for which retirement savings is important but typically low, differs by marital More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Family economics, life course, life events, marriage, retirement
Date: 2/1/2012
This article explains the obstacles that Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) households face in asset building, examines the incentives banks have for encouraging these households to save, and describes some strategies banks have used to build profitable relationships that also benefit LMI consumers. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/2/2008
This website provides a sample "Income and Expense Worksheet." Knowing what expenses are flexible and what expenses are fixed is the first step to successfully managing your personal finances. This worksheet will help you to decide where you can be flexible each month. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Tools Website Worksheets
Date: 4/5/2013
This special edition of the FDIC Consumer News is a guide for seniors and their families, topics include information pertaining entirely to seniors’ issues such as retirement strategies; how to avoid fraud; and annuity investing. Readers will find practical suggestions and reliable information More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Traditional economic theory posits that people make decisions by maximizing a utility function in which all of the relevant constraints and preferences are included and weighed appropriately. Behavioral economists and decision-making researchers, however, are interested in how people make decisions More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Behavioral economics, decision making, retirement savings
Date: 11/1/2010
The Consumer Protection section of the Publications.USA.Gov website offers tips on topics such as buying and leasing cars, protecting against fraud, and shopping from home. It also includes a sample complaint form that consumers can use as a guide for their own letter, fax, or e-mail. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website provide information for community-based agencies that provide counseling to citizens about financial literacy, home buying, how to avoid foreclosure and avoid fraud, among other financial education topics. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
About 10 million American households do not use any aspect of the banking system. A large body of research provides evidence that limited involvement in the mainstream financial sector is most common among low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Although their income may be relatively low, More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: IDA
Date: 9/13/2010
This article summarizes the key findings and recommendations drawn from the first FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. It is intended to inform bankers, policymakers, and researchers of the results of the survey and to outline steps to improve access to the financial More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 7/14/2009