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Financial Capability

How Can We Cure What Ails American Family Finances?

Andrea Levere | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Andrea Levere

There's nothing simple about being a consumer of financial services these days. We're bombarded daily by tempting credit offers while living in a rea...

Citizenship is an Economic Asset

Bob Annibale | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Bob Annibale

Immigrant communities are revitalizing many urban centers. In all major U.S. cities, foreign born residents represent a significant share of the population, labor force and business community.

This Is What Marriage Equality Looks Like--For Your Finances

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.10.2016 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

If marriage is on the horizon, congratulations! But before you tie the knot, I highly recommend that you explore the financial implications of marriage as you plan your finances as a couple

Welcome to the Real World: Personal Finance Tips for New Grads

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.29.2016 | College
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The unfortunate reality is that most young adults have received little instruction about personal finance at the moment they need it most: when entering the workforce and starting "real life."

Moving From Financial Literacy to Financial Capability

Mary Johnson | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Mary Johnson

This need to address the external and personal influences on financial development was underscored in the third-year results of Money Matters on Campus, a recently released national survey of 43,000 college students.

Financial Education Is Not Enough in Today's Economy: We Need Financial Capability

Terri Friedline, PhD | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Terri Friedline, PhD

The Great Recession has served as a flash point for public discussion about Americans' finances, exposing their poor financial health and limited financial knowledge.

What Does It Mean to Be Financially Capable?

Andrea Levere | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Andrea Levere

In case you missed it, April was National Financial Capability Month. For those of you who don't live and breathe the subject on a daily basis, as I do, an explanation may be in order.

Advancing Past Average: PISA's Financial Literacy Assessment Shows United States Has A Long Way To Go

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 10.25.2014 | Money
Shannon Schuyler

"Average is not good enough." I couldn't agree more with that statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about financial literacy. Yet average is what the United States is, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment's (PISA) recently released financial literacy data.

Financial Capability for Youth: Batteries Not Included, Adult Assembly Required

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Josue Lopez Calderon

Here's the thing, right now there is a serious deficiency of financial parental engagement, and if left unaddressed, will cause the next crisis.