Center for Financial Literacy

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Making finances make sense

The Center for Financial Literacy focuses its efforts on creating programs to help educators nationwide improve financial education in their classroom. The center’s innovative and nationally recognized training for K-12 educators is designed to confer the confidence, knowledge, and resources that make a lifelong impact on the lives of their students.

The CFL also helps shape and lead the national conversation around financial education through our trusted research and advocacy on financial literacy.

Supporting educators and partners nationwide, the CFL provides educational resources and research-specific initiatives aimed at preparing individuals with the tools and confidence to better plan and improve their financial futures.

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Resources & Programming

The CFL provides valuable programs and resources needed to successfully integrate personal finance education into today’s classroom.

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Partnering Opportunities

We can’t do what we do without partners! The CFL works closely with content and financial partners to support financial literacy education and research nationwide.

We would not allow a young person to get in the driver’s seat of a car without requiring driver’s education, and yet we allow our youth to enter the complex financial world without any related education. An uneducated individual armed with a credit card, a student loan and access to a mortgage can be nearly as dangerous to themselves and their community as a person with no training behind the wheel of a car.
John Pelletier, Director Center for Financial Literacy

Making the Grade

National Report Cards on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy

Is Your State Making the Grade?

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REPORT CARD: National Report Card on High School Financial Literacy

Using national data, CFL graded all 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) on their efforts to produce financially literate high school graduates. In this report card, we measure how well our high schools are providing personal finance education.

When it comes to report cards, everyone wants an A, but did your state rank top-of-the class?

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REPORT CARD: National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy

Adults often do not fully understand debit and credit cards, mortgages, banking, investment and insurance products and services, retirement planning, and many other financial topics.

As a critical component to our economy, how is your state handling adult financial literacy?

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Center for Financial Literacy
Champlain College
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670