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US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2019
The complex financial choices students must make are compounded by the fact that, for decades, the cost of college has been rising far faster than incomes. Between 2004-2005 and 2015-2016, prices for undergraduate tuition, fees, room, and board at public institutions rose 34 percent, after adjustment for inflation. Students and their families have…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Money Management, Higher Education, College Students
US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2019
This document is intended to accompany "Hands-On Learning to Build Financial Habits: Federal Resources to Encourage School-Based and Youth Savings Program." It is intended to provide information on non-governmental research and resources that may be useful to financial institutions, state, local, or tribal government officials, teachers…
Descriptors: Money Management, Banking, Experiential Learning, Web Sites
US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2019
Mastering financial knowledge and gaining financial skills and habits are important building blocks to help children and youth be better prepared to make important financial decisions. Financial capability establishes a strong foundation for young people to fully participate in the economy and financial system as they enter adulthood. Also,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Money Management, Banking, Children
US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2016
Since its establishment in 2003, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) has coordinated the federal government's efforts in promoting financial literacy, education and capability. The FLEC manages its activities collaboratively, focusing on direct education and outreach, supporting practitioners, and promoting research and…
Descriptors: Money Management, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Outreach Programs
US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2015
High levels of student debt can hamper recent graduates as they start their adult lives and careers, influence their choice of job, location, or the decision to pursue further education (Asher 2009). At the same time, student loans are a vital source of financing for students looking to pursue higher education and, if managed appropriately,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Student Welfare, Paying for College, Decision Making
US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2011
This paper describes a framework developed by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) to provide the foundation for an overarching financial literacy strategy. This framework establishes concrete goals that the non-profit, government, and private sectors can and should work together to increase financial literacy and improve…
Descriptors: Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education, Goal Orientation
US Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 2006
Today's increasingly complex financial services market offers consumers a vast array of products, services, and providers to choose from to meet their financial needs. While this degree of choice provides consumers with a great number of options, it also requires that they be equipped with the information, knowledge, and skills to evaluate their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Faculty Development, Research