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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: 7/26/2013
The Make Your Path (MY Path) initiative provides disadvantaged youth with peer-led financial capability trainings, a savings account at a mainstream financial institution and incentives to set and meet savings goals. The program focuses on youth earning their first paycheck—a critical “teachable More information...
Audience: Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: youth, underserved, underserved youth, peer learning
Date: 6/5/2013
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
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
The majority of research on the retirement decision has focused on the health and wealth aspects of retirement. Such research concludes that people in better health and those enjoying a higher socioeconomic status tend to work longer than their less healthy and less wealthy counterparts. While More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: behavioral economics, psychology, retirement, benefit claiming
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 provides a brief overview of the field of financial education and explores some of the challenges and potential solutions. The author describes developments in the contemporary financial education movement since the 1990s and the background economic changes that stimulated its More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This article provides a plain-language description of behavioral economics and the role of common biases in financial decisionmaking, and reviews ways in which the findings of behavioral economics can help structure financial education and public policy. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
This article presents best practices and lessons learnt from on the experiences of the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE), a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan and noncommercial foundation committed to increas- ing access to financial education and to empowering in- dividuals to make More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
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