The Outlook for Financial Literacy
20 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last revised: 26 Nov 2011
Date Written: October 20, 2010
As the world becomes more financially integrated and complex, average individuals and their families are increasingly faced with making highly sophisticated and all-too-often irreversible financial decisions. Nowhere is this more evident than with regard to retirement decision-making. Indeed, the global financial crisis suggests that poor financial decision-making can have substantial costs not only for individuals but also society at large. This volume focuses on key lessons for financial decision-making in the wake of that crisis, exploring how financial literacy can enhance peoples’ skills and abilities to make more informed economic choices.
Keywords: financial literacy, retirement, saving, education, income, investment, counseling
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