This report is designed to help education policymakers, program leaders, financial educators, and academic researchers make evidence-informed policy, programming and resourcing decisions in school-based financial education.
Research and reports
We study how consumers interact with financial products and services to help identify potential problems in the marketplace and achieve better outcomes for all. Review our reports and analyses to help inform your decisions, policies, and practices. And, see reports that we periodically prepare about the CFPB.
Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation
This study analyzes a rich, non-public data set to shed light on the volume and characteristics of elder financial abuse.
This report lays out key unanswered research questions in youth financial education identified by a range of stakeholders.
The Building Blocks Measurement Guide provides a means of assessing young people’s progress toward acquiring the foundations of financial capability.
The 2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report is a statutorily mandated report to Congress on the Bureau’s activities and strategy to improve the financial capability and well-being of consumers.
The CFPB has identified ten promising practices for tax assistance providers to help people save when filing their taxes.
Financial education in grades K-12 can reach consumers at a pivotal point. This resource guide connects community and education leaders with information, insights, and best practices for advancing financial capability.
The CFPB researched the childhood origins of financial capability and well-being to identify those roots and to find promising practices and strategies to support their development.
The 2016 Financial Literacy Annual Report is a statutorily mandated report to Congress on the Bureau’s activities and strategy to improve the financial capability and well-being of consumers.
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.