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Financial Literacy: Budgeting Basics

Financial Literacy: Budgeting Basics

Financial literacy is arguably more important now than ever, but there appears to be a large financial literacy gap in the U.S. today. In a survey conducted by the Financial Services Roundtable, 41 percent of U.S. adults gave themselves a grade of C or worse when it comes to their [...]

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Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month. Why do we need one, you might ask.  Well, statistics show that high school and college students, even those with a BA, have a rather alarming lack of financial knowledge.  We are sharing a series of articles on Financial Literacy from David Lerner Associates this [...]

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Passing on Your Financial Knowledge

Passing on Your Financial Knowledge

April is Financial Literacy Month.  One would think that this recession had opened our eyes to the need to keep our eyes on our finances.  Yet the statistics tell a very different story. The mean financial literacy test score for women with at least a bachelor’s degree is just 47% [...]

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How to Close the Financial Literacy Gap

How to Close the Financial Literacy Gap

According to several recent studies, there may be a significant “financial literacy gap” in the U.S. when it comes to how much men and women understand personal finances. One of these studies, for example, determined that there is now an average gender gap between men and women of 15 percent [...]

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The White House and Women’s Financial Literacy

The White House and Women’s Financial Literacy

This is the fourth in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. With several recent studies suggesting that there may be a significant “gender gap” between men and women when it comes to financial literacy, the White House is now taking an active role in [...]

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Is There a Gender Gap in Financial Literacy?

Is There a Gender Gap in Financial Literacy?

This is the third in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. Several recent studies have suggested that there may be a significant “gender gap” between men and women when it comes to financial literacy. This may even include women with college degrees. Many financial [...]

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