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Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services is designed for community-based organizations interested in integrating financial capability services into existing programs (e.g. housing, job training, or Head Start). The interactive tools in the guide walk organizations More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: ​Financial Capability, Integration, Financial Education, Credit, Financial Coaching, Asset Building
Date: 7/22/2015
A report, Opportunities to Improve the Financial Capability and Financial Wellbeing of Postsecondary Students, has been prepared by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and describes the state of financial education among postsecondary students. The report describes current More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: ​ Postsecondary Education, Financial Literacy, Financial Capability
Date: 7/22/2015
This report describes several linked empirical studies that examine the activities of public libraries in increasing the financial literacy of their service population. It describes a qualitative field study of librarians’ perceptions of the challenges in offering financial literacy-based More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 7/17/2014
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: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
This article summarizes a Federal Reserve Board research study focusing on the effectiveness of a financial education program for military personnel. Soldiers attending the Army’s air defender advanced individualized training (AIT) at Ft. Bliss were offered a two-day financial education course More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
The Community Financial Access Pilot (CFAP) began in 2008 and was implemented through December 2009 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) to increase access to financial services and financial education among low- and moderate-income families and individuals, especially More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This report addresses two sets of research questions related to Refund anticipation loans (RALs) and refund atnticipation checks (RACs) First, the authors ask who obtains them and who does not and what demographic, economic, and geographic factors are associated with the use of these products. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This study uses new nationally representative data from the National Financial Capability State-by-State Survey to examine the relationship between state-level alternative financial service (AFS) policies (prohibitions, price caps, disclosures) and consumer use of five AFS products: payday loans, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Date: 3/27/2012
This literature review provides an overview of research on the following small-dollar credit products: auto title loans, pawnshops, payday lending, refund anticipation loans (RALs) and checks (RACs), and rent-to-own (RTO). This review includes recently published research. It is not intended as an More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
Millions of American households, especially those in the bottom half of the income distribution, use nonbank credit products, such as payday loans, car title loans, and refund anticipation loans, to meet short-term needs. This credit, while small in initial denomination, can add up More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/27/2012