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Measuring a child’s progress on the building blocks of financial capability

In 2016, the Bureau released the Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve Financial Capability: A new model and recommendations, which describes where and when children and young adults acquire the foundations of financial capability. Now, the Bureau has created the Building Blocks Measurement Guide to provide researchers, program leaders, teachers, and other financial educators with ways to assess young people’s progress toward each building block.

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Share financial information with your spouse now to avoid problems later

It’s common for couples to share their financial lives but not the responsibility for managing household finances.  But if a spouse dies or experiences a sudden illness, getting up to speed quickly could be challenging for the person left behind. Share your family financial picture now to prepare for the future. 

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Help is here for people with severe disabilities struggling with student loans

Borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to death or disability will no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans. Now, tens of thousands of disabled veterans and hundreds of thousands of people living with severe disabilities are eligible for new student loan protections.