Teaching financial literacy requires more than adding financial literacy to kids' school curriculum. It also means offering teachers professional development to ensure they're equipped.
There's a lack of evidence school banking programs lead to better financial literacy. And their removal in Victoria might be the impetus schools need to take financial education more seriously.
The act of choosing to save or spend money often involves considering a future point in time. Greater focus on saving and budgeting can help children better develop saving skills.
Ontario's new math curriculum was written by competent mathematicians relying on the latest research, and includes both coding and social-emotional learning.
Planning is the most important phase in preparing to leave a violent relationship — and that includes financial planning.
As a former financial counsellor and former consumer credit educator for ASIC, here's what I think you need to know if you're considering mortgage deferral, rent relief or bankruptcy.
In an era of data breaches and data privacy concerns, governments should enshrine in law a requirement for companies and banks to send paper bills and statements in order to protect consumers.
You can't fix financial literacy with digital wallets.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
People are stressed out about money, with most of us struggling to make ends meet due to abusing credits cards and amassing consumer debt. Some tips on how to change your spending behaviour.
A family economic health expert says there are good reasons why people avoid looking at their finances, so start small to increase confidence.
Evidence suggests that black South Africans can and do save money -- just not for retirement.
Indigenous entrepreneurship is growing at a rate six times faster than the general Canadian population and it is 10 years younger. Culturally relevant financial literacy is critical to its success.
Let's recognise the limitations of regulation as we try to improve outcomes. Money spent on new regulations may be better put to further educating future customers.
The financial services industry is in need of a new paradigm to rediscover what finance is for – to improve the financial and economic well-being of society.
What the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life.
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On today's episode, we'll hear what the huge HILDA survey says on Australians' financial literacy, energy use, how many of us are delaying getting a driver's license and how our economy is changing.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, out today, found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men. How do you score?
“You can’t just come in like a fly and take-off” - patience and time on community is key to improving financial well-being in remote communities.
Research suggests that the reason people may put off funding their 401(k) plans or managing credit card debt is because our perception of finance as 'cold' conflicts with our hot-blooded emotions.
Financial literacy is more than numeracy, it requires a healthy scepticism of financial institutions and confidence in making financial decisions.