Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Financial Education

August 20, 2009

In this issue of Community Investments, we explore how the growing field of financial education can help people maximize their financial well-being. We discuss best practices in financial education, the role of financial institutions in delivering financial education tied to financial products, and how insights from behavioral economics can improve the design of financial education. In addition, we take a closer look at a research study measuring the effectiveness of financial education among soldiers and consider strategies to promote asset building at tax time.  You’ll also find our regular quarterly features, and timely updates on relevant community development topics, such as city-based affordable homeownership programs and mixed-income housing.

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