Financial Literacy

June 2017

Financial communications can be complex, making misinterpretation likely. This study takes an in-depth look at how people process – and act upon – financial information.

March 2017

How well individuals navigate life’s financial decisions is dependent, at least in part, on their knowledge and understanding of personal finance. The Personal Finance Index offers unique insights concerning Americans’ capacity for sound financial management and decisionmaking.

March 2017

Improvements in the overall economy between 2012 and 2015 have enhanced working women’s short-term financial position. But their long-term financial status and levels of financial knowledge have changed very little.

March 2017

Improvements in the overall economy between 2012 and 2015 have enhanced working women’s short-term financial position. But their long-term financial status and levels of financial knowledge have changed very little.

April 2016

Hispanics are a distinctive demographic that is younger than the general population, changing rapidly and marked by a unique set of challenges. Moreover, by 2065 they are expected to make up nearly a quarter of the nation’s population.  

February 2016

Gen Y is the largest, most educated and ethnically diverse demographic group in U.S. history, projected to make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2050.

October 2015

Employees and their families are increasingly responsible for their own financial security. At the same time, financial markets have become more complex, offering products that can be difficult to understand. Are Americans equipped to handle this new financial landscape?

April 2015

Difficulty covering basic expenses and costly economic practices put many college-educated Hispanics in a fragile financial state.

September 2014

This paper undertakes an assessment of a rapidly growing body of economic research on financial literacy.