Financial Literacy: A Federal Certification Process for Providers Would Pose Challenges
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 55 pages
Efforts to improve consumers¿ financial literacy (FL) have grown in recent years. Currently, hundreds of non-profit, private, and governmental entities provides some form of financial education to Americans. The federal government does not certify or approve organizations in general that provide FL, although the U.S. Trustee Program and the HUD have approval process for FL providers for the purposes of meeting requirements of, respectively, the bankruptcy process and certain housing programs. This report addresses: (1) what is known about which methods and strategies are effective for improving FL; and (2) the feasibility of a process for certifying FL providers. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
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