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Four strategies to help youth achieve financial capability

We’ve released a new report on our findings for how young people can acquire three building blocks of financial capability which include: executive function, financial habits and norms, and financial knowledge and decision-making skills. Read on to find strategies for educators, policymakers, and parents.

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Info for consumers |
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Consumers Count: Tools and resources for money decisions

Take control of your financial life with these ten tools that can help you make choices at the grocery store, pay your credit card bill, and deal with debt. They can also prepare you for money decisions like buying a home or figuring out how to pay for college.

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Toddlers to teens: How to kick-start your child’s saving habits

On our newly redesigned web resource Money as You Grow, you will find activities designed for each age group to help prepare your children for their financial lives. We’ve also combined the activities with our research on how adults develop financial well-being to show you why the activities work. Let us know what you think! 

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De pequeños a adolescentes: Cómo poner en marcha los hábitos de ahorro de sus hijos

Hacer que sus hijos ahorren dinero puede ser más difícil que lograr que se cepillen los dientes o coman sus vegetales. Pero es uno de muchos hábitos buenos respecto al dinero que puede inculcar a sus hijos. Siga leyendo para enterarse cómo usted puede desarrollar una mentalidad de ahorro desde la primera infancia hasta la adultez temprana.

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Take a tour of Money as You Grow! Our new resource to help parents and caregivers give children a strong financial start

Money can be a complicated topic, and knowing what’s best for your child can be difficult. To help parents and caregivers, we’re launching a newly redesigned web resource, Money as You Grow, with activities designed for each age group, from children as young as three years old to teenagers and young adults.

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La adolescencia sirve para practicar las decisiones sobre el dinero en un espacio seguro

Anteriormente, en nuestra serie sobre cómo los niños forman las habilidades y hábitos para lograr un bienestar financiero en la adultez, habíamos compartido algunas anécdotas de los padres. Habíamos indicado cómo la niñez es un buen momento para adquirir ciertas habilidades como el autocontrol y la capacidad de planificación y además en la pre-adolescencia los jóvenes se familiarizan con el mundo financiero que los rodea . En esta última parte de la serie, vamos a explorar cómo los adolescentes practican las habilidades financieras que impulsan sus opciones en la adultez.

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El calzado adecuado y el sentido común pueden ayudar a su hijo(a) pre-adolescente a ganar terreno financiero

Cuando los niños son pequeños, pueden aprender autocontrol y cómo planificar de anticipado, las cuales son habilidades necesarias para una base financiera sólida. A medida que sus hijos crecen, probablemente estarán cada vez más expuestos a la influencia de los amigos y la publicidad.  Es por esto que el papel de los padres es esencial en el desarrollo de los hábitos financieros.

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The right shoes and common sense can help your preteen gain financial ground

We recently heard stories from parents that reinforce what our research shows: The preteen years are critical for developing an internal compass for what’s important and what’s not. Here are some examples of how children can learn important lessons from parents – even if they are just shopping for shoes.

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He aquí por qué la niñez es un buen momento para aprender sobre el dinero

El verano pasado aprendimos que los adolescentes estadounidenses están en el medio del grupo (en inglés)  cuando se trata de educación financiera, en comparación con otras naciones. El preparar a los jóvenes para un futuro financiero sólido es un trabajo importante. Y aún queda mucho por hacer.

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Here’s why childhood is an important time to learn about money

If you have kids, it might surprise you to know that children as young as five years old can be ready to learn about saving and spending. From early childhood to young adulthood, you can build the foundation to enable them to manage their finances as adults. Here are some key takeaways from researchers that you can put into practice.

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Here’s why you should open a savings account for your kids

Parents often want to open accounts for their children, to help them learn about saving for the future and managing their money. And young people often go to a bank to open an account when they get their first job and start earning money. However, when trying to open an account for a child under age 18, some people run into roadblocks.

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A new school year, a new resource for parents and kids

Parents are the strongest influence on how kids learn and think about money, and the back-to-school shopping season is a great time for some major money lessons. It’s never too early to help your kids make smart money choices – and it’s never too late. We’ve got age-appropriate activities, ideas, and links for parents and children, on the topics that parents told us they care most about.

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Info for consumers |
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Pushing forward on the CFPB’s financial aid comparison tool

This past year, we’ve been working with the Department of Education on a project to help colleges provide clear and comparable financial aid information. Over the course of that project, we learned that more standard information could spur the innovation of apps and digital tools to allow students to better understand their decision to take […]

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Working together to empower consumers

In my first blog post I wrote that part of our work in the Office of Financial Empowerment is connecting with people and organizations around the country that are building financial stability for low-income and other economically vulnerable Americans. Last week, over 400 participants joined CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement […]