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Published Category: Info for consumers

April is Financial Literacy Month. So what?

Before writing this post, I did a brief survey of my colleagues to ask for their thoughts about what financial literacy means and why it is important. Here are some of the responses I got: “A fair financial marketplace requires that consumers be informed about the products and services they are buying.” “What are you […]

Published Category: At the CFPB

CFPB promotes Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, and we are teaming up with other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to promote financial education.

We recently launched Ask CFPB, a search tool to help you find plain-language answers to your questions about credit cards, mortgages, credit scores, and more.

We’ll also be on the road a lot this month. Check out our blog to learn more.

Published Category: At the CFPB

Joining the Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Today, I attended my first public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Financial education has been a passion of mine for years. The ability to understand and control one’s finances is one of the most important life skills. It creates a path to economic independence and mobility. I view it as fundamental to […]

Published Category: Info for consumers

National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month! Read the Presidential Proclamation here. At the CFPB, we’re working to raise awareness by offering a few seasonal tips to help you get your financial house in order and spring into financial security. Stay tuned in the days ahead for blog posts and other new content. Dust off Your […]