David Wessel

How Much Does the U.S. Tax System Shrink the Gap between Rich and Poor?

By David Wessel, Director, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings   Financial literacy is a key component of our mission at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, where we focus not just on improving policy, but on improving public understanding of fiscal and monetary issues. Part of what we do […]

POSTED: April 29, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , ,

bedtime math

Money Math Mondays: Money

Welcome to our fourth and final “Money Math Monday.” We’d like to thank Bedtime Math for partnering with us during Financial Literacy Month to create fun math problems that help kids become more financially literate. This week our focus is money and how a collection of coins from all over the world can add up […]

POSTED: April 27, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: ,

Susan Tanaka

Financial Capability: A Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility

By Susan Tanaka, Senior Policy Advisor, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation   As someone who has spent most of her professional life analyzing, developing, and understanding the budget of the United States government, I applaud efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans. While there are, of course, significant differences between individual finances and the […]

POSTED: April 24, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

Arkadi Kuhlmann

“Career and Life Readiness” Require Financial Fitness

By Arkadi Kuhlmann, Founder and CEO of ZenBanx, Founder and Former CEO of ING Direct   The lunch table conversation was light and collegial, focused on the upcoming weekend activities until my colleague burst the jovial bubble by asking if everyone had fully funded their 2014 and 2015 IRAs. Squirming ensued. All of the 20 […]

POSTED: April 23, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

Richard Cordray

Working to Advance Financial Education in Schools

By Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   As we observe National Financial Literacy Month, let us all continue our efforts to ensure children and youth develop the skills and habits that will help them to make better financial decisions as they become adults. There is not a single good reason – […]

POSTED: April 22, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

Raymond McDaniel

More Must Be Done to Position Young People for Success in the Future

By Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Moody’s Corporation April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s also the time when high school seniors begin to focus on their plans beyond graduation. For those who are college-bound, the economic realities of preparing for college—applying for student loans, financial aid and credit cards—begin. And for […]

POSTED: April 21, 2015 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , ,

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