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The U.S. Department of Treasury commissioned the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) to conduct a first-of-its kind examination of the combination of classroom financial education and in-school savings
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Tags: Financial Education; FLEC; PACFCYA; CFED
Date: 12/9/2014
The toolkit consolidates FSA resources into a searchable online database intended for use by organizations and individuals who interact with, support, or counsel students and families on making financial preparations for postsecondary education. While the toolkit’s target audience is high school More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Tools
Tags: College, FAFSA, Postsecondary
Date: 1/23/2014
Despite the proliferation of academic studies examining financial literacy and financial outcomes, no consistent definition or empirically validated measures of financial literacy exist. While a handful of questions have become the standard measures of financial literacy in previous research, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: savings, financial literacy, wealth
Date: 7/26/2013
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
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
If you want to invest in bullion or bullion coins, getting answers to some important questions first can make a big difference — and potentially save you some money. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 3/29/2013
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: 3/4/2013
Ready.Save.Grow. is a U.S. Department of the Treasury initiative to help people save and take control of their future. Setting money aside for the future is an important step toward reaching your long-term goals, whether that means saving for your child’s college education or preparing for a more More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013
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