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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
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
There's never going to be a perfect time to start saving. The important thing is to start, and you don't need lots of cash to do so. Having a "rainy day" or emergency fund can protect you from having to use high-cost credit when you hit a rough patch. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
This website provides a variety of information on personal finance via learning lessons, frequently asked questions, and an ask-an-expert feature. Featured topics include Investing for Your Future, Planning for a Secure Retirment, and Legally Secure Your Financial Future. It also features several More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Learn how your Social Security benefits may be reduced if you get a pension based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes. More information...
Audience: Individual
Tags: Social Security, Benefits, Federal, Retirement 
Date: 3/25/2014
The practice of spreading money among different investments to reduce risk is known as diversification. By picking the right group of investments, you may be able to limit your losses and reduce the fluctuations of investment returns without sacrificing too much potential gain. To learn more about More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy initiated a public service campaign in February 2016 focused on helping individuals protect themselves from investment fraud. The campaign reminds investors of the importance of checking the background and registration status of investment More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
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: 4/20/2017
Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) is stand-alone instructor-led training module developed by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which provides awareness among older adults and caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Date: 4/12/2017
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: 4/12/2017