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This study analyzes the impact of the FDIC’s Money Smart financial education curriculum and training on the financial opinions and behaviors of course participants. The study collected data from 631 adult respondents who experienced some portion of the Money Smart program during 2004-2005 and also More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
Financial literacy — the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being — is becoming more and more important as individuals and families become increasingly responsible for their own long-term financial well-being. Financial and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This study conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) examines rates of participation in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in calendar year 2007 by ethnicity and gender. OPM found that minorities are less likely to participate in TSP (82.5 percent of minorities versus 87.8 More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
Drawing on a comprehensive review of academic journal articles, the report reviews patterns of investor behavior that may be suboptimal and factors that may lead to such patterns. role of behavioral finance from the perspective of prospect theory, overconfidence and human sentiment, as well as More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
In 2008, the SEC commissioned a survey to evaluate "plain English" rules approved in 1998 with the goal of making mandated disclosures simpler, clearer and more useuful. Abt SBRI conducted the telephone survey on a national sample of 1000 adults who invested in stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
In theory, financial professionals are relatively distinct: A broker conducts transactions in securities on behalf of others; a dealer buys and sells securities for his or her own accounts; and an investment adviser provides advice to others regarding securities. Broker-dealers and investment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
Despite the growing importance of housing counseling, there is little systematic information about the industry. The industry is known to be marked by significant diversity in a number of dimensions, including the types of organizations involved, their organizational capacity, the types of clients More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This report to Congress describes the status of the Assets for Independence (AFI) program through the end of 2009. The AFI program was established by the Assets for Independence Act (“the AFI Act”) in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
The Assets For Independence(AFI) program is a multi‐site, national demonstration supporting innovative asset‐building projects, which feature Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), financial education, and related services that enable low‐income people to improve their economic status More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
The Assets For Independence(AFI) program is a multi‐site, national demonstration supporting innovative asset‐building projects, which feature Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), financial education, and related services that enable low‐income people to improve their economic status and become More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012