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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
IDA programs present opportunities for financial institutions to expand into underserved and emerging markets. This fact sheet discusses Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), the role they play in helping low-and-moderate income people build wealth and how financial institutions can support this More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Tags: IDA, CRA
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
Traditional economic theory posits that people make decisions by maximizing a utility function in which all of the relevant constraints and preferences are included and weighed appropriately. Behavioral economists and decision-making researchers, however, are interested in how people make decisions More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Behavioral economics, decision making, retirement savings
Date: 4/12/2017
Minority groups, particularly Hispanics and Blacks, are less likely to use formal financial advice compared to their White counterparts and have lower levels of financial literacy on average. This gap in literacy may have important implications for savings, investing, and retirement planning. To More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: financial education, minority populations, formal financial advice, savings, investing, financial literacy
Date: 4/12/2017
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
Money Smart for Young People has lessons that provide a developmentally appropriate program for young students to build an understanding of key financial concepts. This standards-aligned curriculum can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, mathematics and social More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Tags: Career, Financial Goals, Financial Risks, Smart Shopping, Income, Income Tax, Jobs, Payroll Deduction, Tax
Date: 4/12/2017
The Teacher Online Resource Center offers teachers resources from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to help teach children from pre-K through age 20 about money or other financial topics. Also available on the site are videos that More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Tags: understanding currency, needs and wants, setting goals, Bank, Borrow, Lend, Protection
Date: 4/12/2017
Money Smart for Older Adults (MSOA) is stand-alone instructor-led training module developed by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which provides awareness among older adults and caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
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