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This website presents brief descriptions of articles in past editions of the FDIC Consumer News. This important newsletter provides practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services. Each issue offers helpful hints, quick tips, and common-sense strategies to protect More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
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 website presents facts about investments that are not deposits and are not insured by the FDIC. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website presents success stories and updates on the Money Smart Financial Education curriculum. It includes several success stories from those using the Money Smart More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
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: 12/1/2011
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 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
This short article briefly summarizes and provides a link to the final report on the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. The survey was conducted in 2008 and the report was released in 2009. The FDIC retained Dove Consulting to help administer the survey of banks More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 2/1/2009
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: 9/1/2008
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: 9/1/2008