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Under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is responsible for performing outreach activities "designed to help customers protect themselves from fraud and other violations of the CEA." As part of this effort, the CFTC developed and tested a series More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Investment Fraud, Commodities, Financial Fraud, Pre-retirement, Trading, Consumer Protection, Futures, Anti-Fraud
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
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
For counselors and mentors working with postsecondary students, Federal Student Aid's financial literacy team developed a financial literacy guidance document designed to help those who assist students in developing the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions, in particular with More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Youth
Tags: Budgeting, Student Loan Repayment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Counseling, Mentoring, Paying for College, FAFSA
Date: 4/12/2017
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
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
Consumers can use this printable guide to navigate the auto financing process, including budgeting considerations, understanding the auto finance process, shopping for an auto loan, negotiating and closing the deal. The guide also emphasizes how to avoid common pitfalls. Financial educators can More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: Automobile, Financial Education, Consumer Credit
Date: 4/12/2017
The majority of research on the retirement decision has focused on the health and wealth aspects of retirement. Such research concludes that people in better health and those enjoying a higher socioeconomic status tend to work longer than their less healthy and less wealthy counterparts. While More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: behavioral economics, psychology, retirement, benefit claiming
Date: 4/12/2017
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