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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
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
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
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
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
This brief was released by the Department of Labor Behavioral Interventions Project. The research shows ways to better encourage employees to focus on saving and investing for retirement. More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 10/14/2016
The purpose of the guidance is to encourage financial institutions1 to develop and implement programs to expand the financial capability of youth and build opportunities for financial inclusion for more families. The guidance also addresses frequently asked questions that may arise as financial More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher Researcher
Type of Resource: Guidance Fact Sheet
Date: 3/24/2015