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Cognitive Ability and Financial Capability

We know that income and education are positively associated with financial capability, but we understand less about the impact of other underlying factors, such as motivation, self-control and propensity to plan. This blogpost considers one of these factors, cognitive ability, and discusses how financial decisions and wellbeing vary with cognition within income and education groups. (more…)

Student Loans, Indebtedness and Financial Literacy in the United States

CESR researchers examine changes in Americans’ financial capability since 2009. They find persistent concerns regarding indebtedness and financial literacy, but improvements in precautionary savings.

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Financial Education Interventions Targeting Immigrants and Children of Immigrants

Immigrants and their children in the US who receive financial education targeted at their specific needs demonstrably improve their financial literacy, but these gains in knowledge do not persist for long. (more…)

How Americans manage their finances

The Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California is conducting research supported by the Society of Actuaries and the Social Security Administration on Americans’ financial decision-making. (more…)

How much do Americans know about Social Security?

A growing body of research has shown that low levels of financial literacy are likely to adversely affect individuals’ ability to plan, save and invest successfully for the long-term.  (more…)

Financial Health may be as easy as 1.2.3

What happens when regular people need to navigate an increasingly complex financial landscape?

401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, mortgages, pay-day loans, auto-title loans, savings accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, and (more…)

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