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Financial Knowledge

Ben Walsh

Financial 'Experts' No Better At Finance Than Normal Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

Knowing more about finance does not lead to better financial decisions. In fact, some of the most supposedly knowledgeable people in finance -- mutual-fund managers -- don't make better financial decisions than other people.

Know Your Money: Introducing HuffPost Financial Education

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce Financial Education, a new HuffPost section in partnership with Bank of America's Better Money Habits initiative. Financial Education will be a hub of stories, advice and tools to help you make informed money management decisions, from planning a budget and reducing debt to improving your credit score and refinancing a mortgage. Financial Education is rooted in the belief that by empowering ourselves to take control of our own financial lives, we can reduce the stress that so often accompanies financial decisions and at the same time improve the parts of our lives that are about so much more than money: our health, our families, our careers, our homes.

The Myth of the Knowledge Economy

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Isenberg

The interesting, value-adding aspects of economic activity are the ones that are based on ignorance, not knowledge. At the heart of this ignorance-based economy are those economic actors who learn by doing.

High School Seniors Get 'F' in Finance

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Young people's financial know-how has gone from bad to worse. High school seniors, on average, answered correctly only 48.3 percen...