financial literacy

Proposal: Financial Literacy Centers Across the U.S.

This is a modest proposal and actually may not be very original. But this is a very important topic that is not getting enough attention. This proposal could be implemented easily and quickly if it had the right partners.

Our financial system offers many options for people to save, invest and obtain credit. But having all these options is not necessarily a good thing. These increased options have also added more complexity to a financial system that was already pretty intimidating for many people. Many of us do not have a basic understanding or knowledge about finance to make good financial decisions for ourselves. Studies have shown that this financial "illiteracy" is widespread across the U.S.