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We help you help the people you serve. For adult financial educators, the tools here show our latest thinking on consumer financial behavior and effective financial education practices. More information...
Audience: Teacher
Type of Resource: Discussion
Tags: Adult, financial education, resources
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
This Toolkit is designed to provide caseworkers, independent living skills providers, congregate care providers, foster parents, and other supportive adults with strategies and resources to critically evaluate and improve their current approaches to financial capability. It is designed for those More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Tags: Foster Care, Transitional Living, Financial Capability, Youth, Young Adults, Integration, Credit, Taxes, Credit Report, Insurance
Date: 4/12/2017
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 credit reports and scores. The report examines issues such as whether consumers were checking their credit scores and reports, how they were doing it, and what motivated them to check it. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Credit reports, financial education
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
This article provides hints and tips for shopping for a used car. It includes a checklist and explains your rights when buying from a dealer or a private party. It also offers buying tips and resources if you have problems after the sale. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. That’s why it’s important to know how to make a smart deal. This article provides tips to help you with the purchase. It explains commonly used industry terms, and it provides a worksheet to help you negotiate More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website Worksheets
Date: 3/31/2017
If you’re in the market for a job, an investment, or a business to run in your off-hours or as an encore career, there are some mighty convincing promoters out there who promise high returns, low risk, and ‘golden’ opportunities just waiting for the right buyer. Take the time to ask the questions More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/31/2017