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Best Practices in Financial Education

Researchers have examined what works best when teaching adults about money.  The following studies provide important insight on teaching methods and curricula that can be used by CMS instructors.

Adult Financial Education Curricula Matrix
Compiled by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

Financial Education: A Guide to Promising Practices

2007.  FDIC Boston Alliance for Economic Inclusion

Helping Consumers Make Wise Financial Decisions

March 2007.  New America Foundation

Elements of Effective Financial Literacy Training

2000. By Inger Giuffrida of The Enterprise Foundation

Expanding Financial Skills in Low-Income Communities

2008. By Margaret Miley of The Midas Collaborative.  Newton, MA: Massachusetts Community & Banking Council

Assessing the Outcomes of Financial Education

2006. Working Paper #3 by J Sebstad, M. Cohen, and K. Stack.  Washington, DC: Microfinance Opportunities

Great Teaching References:
5 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure Scams.pdf
5 Tips for Protecting your home from Foreclosure.pdf
5 Tips for Protecting your Checking Account.pdf
5 Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage.pdf
5 Tips Improving your credit score.pdf
5 tips Getting the most from your Credit Card.pdf
5 Tips for Dealing with a home Equity Line Freeze or Reduction.pdf
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