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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
This report describes the findings of consumer focus groups and consumer complaint data about the challenges of navigating the auto financing process.  The research found that many consumers reported they did not shop around and negotiate as much for the financing as they did for the vehicle More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Automobile, Financial Education, Consumer Credit
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
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
High-level examination of financial capability in the U.S. Military More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Spending, earning, saving, borrowing, mortgage, credit, non-bank borrowing, banking, payment methods, financial fragility, debt, financial education, student loans, medical debt
Date: 12/20/2013