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Financial coaching can benefit consumers

Financial coaching can help consumers achieve their financial goals.  It’s a strategy that financial educators can implement with the people they serve.  Read more about our two briefs: “Financial Coaching: A Strategy to Improve Financial Well-Being” and “Implementing Financial Coaching: Implications for Practitioners.”

Category: Info for consumers |

Creating your own financial rules to live by

Consumers have told us that they sometimes find common financial advice — like “save 10% of your income” — hard to apply to their own circumstances. Some common financial advice may feel beyond your reach based on your current financial situation. Don’t feel discouraged, you can create your own personal rules to live by that work for your financial situation. We have created three worksheets to help you.

Category: Data, research, and reports | Category: Info for consumers |

How much money is spent on advertising financial products?

If you think about it, you probably see a lot of advertising for products and services for managing your money. Television ads, highway billboards, Internet banner ads, offers in your mailbox, and more. We decided to find out how much money is spent on advertising to Americans each year for financial products and services. No […]

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Info for consumers |

We’re looking for innovative partners for financial education research

Many of us find it challenging to manage our money, and today’s financial marketplace can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re testing innovative strategies to help overcome common financial challenges that many people my face on a regular basis. If your organization is interested in working with us to test a new approach to helping consumers address some key financial challenges, check out the criteria and let us know by November 8, 2013 that you’re interested.

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Info for consumers |

Our progress on financial education

Financial education is an important component of our work. We help consumers understand the opportunities, risks, and consequences associated with financial products, services, and decisions. Listening and learning As part of our outreach, we have held four listening sessions across the country with more than 120 people who are leaders in financial education. We also […]