Category Archives: Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Spotlight: Ally Financial

For Financial Literacy Month Ally Financial is promoting its Wallet Wise program, hosting various consumer based activities with outreach ranging from social media to in-person sessions. Wallet Wise will drive awareness of personal financial tendencies and educate individuals on how … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy Spotlight: Allstate and The Allstate Foundation are a Leader in Both Finance and Financial Literacy

Tom Wilson, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Allstate Corporation is also the 2012 Chairman of The Financial Services Roundtable. Allstate and the Allstate foundation have always been a community leader. Their social engagement profile ranges from safe teen … Continue reading

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Let’s Go:The CFPB and Financial Services Companies

 Last week, the Consumer Federation of America, one of the most effective and respected consumer organizations in the country, hosted a conference in Washington, DC.  I was honored when CFA invited me to speak at the conference because while we … Continue reading

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Have a Safe Holiday Season Online

Nine million shoppers logged in Cyber Monday to contribute to the biggest online spending day in history. Online sales hit a new one-day high of $1.028 billion, an increase of 15.9% over last year, according to comScore Inc. data. Since … Continue reading

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Auto-Enroll Boosts Employee Retirement Planning by 82%

A recent AdvisorOne article using analysis from Fidelity shows that the auto-enroll feature of retirement plans increases employee participation by an astounding 82%. This feature is helping to boost retirement planning especially among the younger workforce. Fidelity cites that only … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy Improves at Slow Pace

Financial literacy has improved in the United States school system, with 13 states now requiring students to take a personal finance course as a high school graduation requirement; up from seven states in 2007.    Even with state support, however, nearly … Continue reading

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Retirement in Today’s Economy

  Employee Benefit Research Institute President and CEO Dallas Salisbury discusses the challenges of retiring in today’s economy in a panel conducted by GuideStone Financial Resources.

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This Week in Financial Literacy…

Roundtable member companies are offering and sponsoring a wide array of financial literacy courses and programs throughout the month of April. Here are some interesting upcoming events: April 26, 2011: Save.Protect.Grow. Media event from 12:00-2:00 pm ET at The Financial … Continue reading

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This Week in Financial Literacy…

Roundtable member companies are offering and sponsoring a wide array of financial literacy courses and programs throughout the month of April. Here are some interesting upcoming events: April 18-22, 2011: The Allstate Foundation and Dress for Success: My Dollar, My … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL LITERACY OUT IN FULL FORCE TODAY IN DC

A broad understanding of financial products is crucial to maintaining ones own financial stability. Congress is working hard on passage of two important bills which achieve this goal: H.R. 300 (sponsored by Rep. Carson) and H.R. 626 (sponsored by Rep. … Continue reading

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