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This special edition of Consumer News is a Buyer's Guide to Finding the Right Loan, Credit Card or Deposit Account. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 2/22/2013
Over the past decade, American investors increasingly have turned to mutual funds to save for retirement and other financial goals. Mutual funds can offer the advantages of diversification and professional management. But, as with other investment choices, investing in mutual funds involves risk. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 4/5/2013
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
To accompany Hands-On Learning to Build Financial Habits: Federal Resources to Encourage School-Based and Youth Savings Programs, this document is intended to provide information on non-governmental research and resources that may be useful to financial institutions, state, local, or tribal More information...
Audience: Individual Youth
Type of Resource: Article Consumer report Guidance Report Tools Websites
Tags: hands on, hands-on, child savings, child, savings, resource, research, youth
Date: 3/24/2015
During 2011 and part of 2012, the FDIC conducted a second nationwide survey of FDIC-insured depository institutions to assess their efforts to serve unbanked and underbanked individuals and families. This survey focuses on banks' basic transaction and savings account programs, auxiliary product and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Survey Data Report
Date: 12/31/2012
Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need in life. This brochure covers the basics of saving and investing and includes key tips on making money grow over time. Sections include: (i) Define Your Goals, (ii) Make a Financial Plan, More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 4/5/2013
This article discusses financial literacy, focusing on the development and delivery of financial education programs from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The FDIC's Money Smart curriculum is presented as a case study, and the results of a new survey of Money Smart instructors are More information...
Audience: Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
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
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 special edition of FDIC Consumer News puts special focus on staying focused and avoiding costly decisions during major life events. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012