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Financial education for adults

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Webinar: Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101

August 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be joined by the U.S. Department of Education to explore “Financial Aid 101” and share resources to help students and educators create a plan to pay for college. This presentation will provide a timeline to help students and families navigate the paying for college process and managing student loan debt. Learn about classroom resources that can help you guide groups through the process of learning to use federal agency tools. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

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Tools and resources to use with the people you serve

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We've gathered our tools, worksheets, handouts, and audio recordings by topic. You can use these resources with the people you serve. You can also download the inventory of materials that are available.

Resources for financial educators

Financial well-being

Following a rigorous research effort, the CFPB defined financial well-being and developed and tested a scale to measure it. Then, we conducted a national survey to measure financial well-being in America. Explore the resources below to find out more.

Five principles of effective financial education

The five principles build on insights about how people make financial decisions, marshalled from many fields of study, and on what we have learned about consumers’ own experiences in the financial marketplace.

Money motivations

Bridging the gap between a person’s intentions and their behavior can be a challenge for financial education practitioners. Our tools can help you understand and harness emotions and relationships that influence money decisions.

Webinar training

View our growing library of webinars or read the transcripts. Each webinar is added to the archive a few weeks after its presentation date.