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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) two-year Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program concluded in the fourth quarter of 2009. The pilot was a case study designed to illustrate how banks can profitably offer affordable small-dollar loans as an alternative to high-cost credit products such as More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 3/4/2013
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: 3/1/2013
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 article provides an overview of Alternative Financial Services (AFS) and a description of the key products and services in this sector. It is intended as a primer for banks and others who are interested in understanding the competitive landscape in the financial services industry and More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/27/2009
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
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: 9/1/2008
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: 9/1/2008