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This paper uses data from the Health and Retirement Study to explore the mechanism that underlies the robust relation found in the literature between cognitive ability, and in particular numeracy, and wealth, income constant. We have a number of findings. First, the more valuable the pension, the More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial Education, Pensions
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper analyzes new data on financial literacy and financial sophistication from the 2008 Health and Retirement Study. We show that financial literacy is lacking among older individuals and for the first time explore additional questions on financial sophistication which proves even scarcer. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy
Date: 3/4/2013
This report examines the utilization of a state earned income credit by current and former welfare recipients using two measures: receipt among all current and former welfare recipients and among only those eligible for the credit. Both measures may be useful, depending upon which groups More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Administratative Data Survey Data
Tags: State earned income tax credits, Minnesota Working Family Credit, TANF, MFIP, AFDC
Date: 3/4/2013
This article discusses the results of and lessons learnt from the Financial Opportunities Project (FOP), a comprehensive effort by the Center for Economic Progress identify, implement, and disseminate strategies for integrating financial services and asset-building opportunities with More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Tax preparation, Asset Building Service Delivery System, ABSDS, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA
Date: 3/7/2013
This article provides an overview of bank-based financial education. The role of banks more generally is reviewed, and examples of Marshall and Isley (M&I) Bank's Consumer Education (CE) program are discussed. Evaluation methods used by M&I are described. Key factors for success include clearly More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This report was prepared to provide background on the “Bank On” model, a new approach for expanding access to safe, affordable financial services for unbanked households. The purpose of this report is to describe the landscape of Bank On programs, their origins, and their context within a broader More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Report
Tags: Low-cost accounts
Date: 3/7/2013
Not familiar with credit unions? At this site you will learn what a credit union is, what it has to offer, and how you may be able to join a credit union. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Websites
Date: 2/19/2013
Not sure if a credit union is a good fit? At this site, you will learn about a credit union's structure, operations, and benefits for members. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Websites
Date: 2/19/2013
This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013
This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013