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Bill aims to boost financial savvy

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February 2 : Investment News A bill introduced last month would create a federal grant program intended to increase financial literacy among teens and young adults. Called the Young Adults Financial Literacy Act and introduced by Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., HR 300 calls for grants to be funneled to organizations that could develop and implement financial education programs for students 15 through 24. The program would include teaching skills such as financial planning, budgeting, saving and managing debt. For more details, visit thomas.loc.gov.

Happy Holidays Song from the Money Mammals

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New from the Money Mammals and CJ$ Advisory Board member John Lanza is a holiday song to teach young children about money. Find it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Money-Mammals/32601620501?v=app_6009294086&ref=ts

FINRA releases National & State Study on Financial Capability

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The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, commissioned a national study of the financial capability of American adults.The Financial Capability Study highlights how many Americans are disadvantaged by their lack of financial capability, and offers a wealth of previously unavailable information on Americans' behavior relating to how they manage their resources and how they make financial decisions (including the factors they consider and the skill sets they use). This robust set of multi-dimensional measurements allows policymakers and researchers to look at individual financial behavior from various angles, at a level of detail that has never been possible before. View the Study

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