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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.

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Summer jobs are a perfect time to build financial skills for young people

For young people, particularly those between the ages of 16-24 who may be entering the workforce for the first time, developing good money management skills is critical. Without the necessary financial knowledge and skills, many will not develop money management habits, trapping them in a future with limited savings, high debt, or compromised credit.

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Falling behind on your student loans? Know your options.

At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we are working to understand the impact of the recession on young consumers and to learn more about what increasing levels of student debt mean for the economy as a whole. But we also know that millions of borrowers are struggling and need help now. Today, the Consumer Financial […]