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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
This digest has tips for financial educators to help consumers modify common financial guidance rules to fit their own resources, circumstances, and aspirations.  More information...
Audience: Teacher
Type of Resource: Discussion
Tags: Financial Education, Credit Reports, Consumer Credit, Saving, Spending, Financial Decision-making
Date: 4/12/2017
Worksheet to help consumers create their own customized financial rule of thumb for managing spending. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Worksheets
Tags: Financial Education, Spending, Financial Decision-making
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
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
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
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
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