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Financial capability incorporates financial literacy with the ability to understand money and its management so people may make informed financial decisions. Financial literacy provides the knowledge that is often is the first step in understanding personal finance. Financially capable people use More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Tags: financial capability, CRA, community
Date: 4/20/2017
This advisory highlights the range of financial literacy activities in which banks have participated that have been effective in enhancing consumer financial skills and extending the reach of banks’ products and services to underserved or unbanked markets. More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Guidance
Tags: CRA, Guidance, Financial Institutions, Banks, financial education, financial literacy
Date: 4/20/2017
This report describes the results of a CFPB-commissioned a study to rigorously evaluate the impact of financial coaching. The study found that access to financial coaching resulted in measurable gains in three areas: money management; objective financial health metrics like savings, debt levels, More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial education, Financial coaching
Date: 4/12/2017
We’re here to support the teachers, administrators, and community leaders who help students build financial knowledge, skills, and habits. The tools and resources listed here show recommended policies and practices for K–12 financial education. More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Website
Tags: Youth, Children, Financial education, Teacher, Educator
Date: 4/12/2017
Research paper on findings regarding consumer spending and financial management. Partner paper to worksheet and "Managing Spending: Ideas for Financial Educators" released by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Consumer report Report
Tags: consumer spending, managing money
Date: 4/5/2017
CFPB recently talked with consumers and found that many of them aspire to manage their spending better. We heard that people would like to use budgets and plans, but these tools can be hard to use in guiding spending decisions in the moment. Over 90 percent of the consumers CFPB talked with were More information...
Audience: Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Guide Report Tools Tips
Tags: consumer spending, financial education
Date: 4/5/2017
CFPB conducted a field scan of financial education programs for immigrant populations. The report raises visibility about the financial education challenges that many immigrants face. This report also shares promising financial education strategies that financial education providers can use to More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: immigrants, financial education programs, strategies
Date: 4/5/2017
An essential part of the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is to empower consumers to take more control over their financial lives. That’s why we’ve made financial education a critical component of our work.The Bureau’s strategy to improve financial literacy has two key aspects. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Annual Report, Financial Literacy, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
Date: 4/5/2017
This report describes the results of focus groups with consumers on common financial guidelines. The CPFB learned that many consumers are aware of and interested in financial guidelines or rules of thumb. However, many consumers also face difficulties in acting on these rules, and were interested More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Rules, financial education, decision-making
Date: 4/5/2017
To understand the wide range of information sources consumers could be exposed to in making financial decisions, we commissioned a study of the size and scope of the financial information field. The results give an overall indication of the relative amounts spent in the U.S. on financial education More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial Education Field, Financial Industry Marketing
Date: 6/12/2014