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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: 4/5/2013
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
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: 4/5/2013
Minority groups, particularly Hispanics and Blacks, are less likely to use formal financial advice compared to their White counterparts and have lower levels of financial literacy on average. This gap in literacy may have important implications for savings, investing, and retirement planning. To More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: financial education, minority populations, formal financial advice, savings, investing, financial literacy
Date: 4/5/2013
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
Using the 2008 Survey of Chinese Consumer Finance and Investor Education and the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances, this study compared saving motives between Chinese and American urban households. Results showed that Chinese households were more likely than American households to report More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper presents an overview of consumer financial well-being in transitional China. It provides an up-to-date and overall description of the Chinese urban households’ assets, liabilities, income, and consumption patterns. The data employed were collected by a national survey conducted in 2008. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
Two competing explanations for why consumers have trouble with financial decisions are gaining momentum. One is that people are financially illiterate since they lack understanding of simple economic concepts and cannot carry out computations such as computing compound interest, which could cause More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Behavioral economics, Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 3/4/2013