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Only 20 Percent of Consumers Prefer to Use a Physical Branch or ATM, Survey Reports

June 20 – It is important that consumers use reliable and convenient ways to secure their money to sustain a financially healthy life. According to a recent survey from American Consumer Credit Counseling, 55 percent of consumers use online banking through a website, and 12 percent use mobile banking. Only 20 percent of respondents said they prefer to manage their banking needs by going into a physical branch or ATM.

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U.S. Investor Optimism Rises to Highest Level in 16 Years

March 24 – The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index is at a 16-year high following a 30-point increase from fourth-quarter 2016 to +126 in the first quarter. Investors are now the most optimistic they have been about the U.S. investment climate since the dot-com boom in November 2000, when the index was +130.

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CFPB Offers Tool to Evaluate Financial Education Curriculum

October 21  – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  is releasing a tool that educators can use when selecting financial education curriculum for students. The curriculum review tool will help educators identify effective and unbiased material to increase the financial capability of students. By providing relevant evaluation criteria, the tool can help educators judge the value of financial education material for their students. (more…)

Credit Counseling Nonprofit Releases Parent’s Guide to Teaching Money Management Skills

April 11 –  National financial education nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling today launched a parent’s guide to teaching children about money to help youth of all ages, from kindergarten through high school, understand the basics of money management issues including saving, credit, and the value of a dollar.

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