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This brief shares lessons learned about integrating financial capability services into existing programs at four organizations serving rural communities. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively. This brief is organized More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief
Tags: financial capability, rural, integration
Date: 5/31/2017
This brief shares lessons learned from three local intermediary organizations that have supported nonprofits in their efforts to integrate financial capability services into existing program. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief
Tags: intermediary, organizations, integration, financial capability
Date: 5/31/2017
Assessing Head Start & Early Head Start Families’ Financial Capability: t his brief outlines strategies and tools Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) can use to gain a deeper understanding of how HS/EHS families are managing their finances to decide which services might help them build financial More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Brief
Tags: head start, financial capability, financial coaching
Date: 5/31/2017
"Card skimming," involves attaching devices to money machines that read the information on your debit and credit cards when you swipe them. When combined with a nearby concealed camera to record your personal identification number (PIN), the thieves can get everything they need to drain your More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Brief Consumer report Tips Tools
Tags: scams, fraud, card skimmers, protection
Date: 4/20/2017
This consumer advisory describes common foreclosure scams, suggests ways homeowners can avoid those scams, and outlines new federal rules to protect homeowners from such schemes. This advisory also lists 10 warning signs homeowners can use to identify foreclosure scams. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brief Tools
Tags: mortgage, modification, scams, foreclosure rescue
Date: 4/20/2017
With support from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) and the New York City Department  of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) partnered on a pilot More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Brief
Tags: Job Training, Financial Counseling, Financial Empowerment    
Date: 4/21/2014
Abstract: Financial decisions are compelled and constrained by non-financial factors. These include personality characteristics of individuals as well as of the social environment in which decisions are made. This study provides an overview of behavioral theories that have sought to explain how More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 3/27/2012