Personal finance

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Are You Smarter About Personal Finance Than Your Fellow Americans?

There's a lot to know about your money. Unfortunately, many Americans don't know some of the basics that are important to making sound financial decisions. In fact, the Federal Reserve reported recently on how well Americans did when answering four basic financial literacy questions -- and there were a surprising number of incorrect answers. Can you correctly

How financial literacy can assist offender rehabilitation

A few weeks ago I received a prepaid debit card in the mail. This was different from the usual credit card offers I receive almost daily. This was not a credit card, but a card the company wanted me to direct deposit my paycheck to. As I know it is common for offenders to use

In quest for financial literacy, the buck stops with parents

Money might be the last taboo topic. In a society that runs on capitalism, we seem to have a harder time talking to our children about personal finance than we do about sex, race or even death. Maybe it’s because so many of us are so bad at financial matters ourselves. According to a 2017

Chart: Are Today’s Students Prepared to Make Financial Decisions?

In the “old days”, personal finance seemed so much more straightforward. Wages were good enough so that almost anyone could save, and the power of compound interest did the rest. At the same time, it was cheap to get into the housing market, people were more conscious about debt, and the stock market was a