Taking Ownership of the Future: The National Strategy for Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was created to provide financial education and resources to all Americans. This report outlines strategies used to build consumer confidence and financial literacy. Family service staff may use this information to further support their strategic planning efforts to mobilize financial education in communities.

Improved financial literacy among all Americans requires an increased public awareness of the issues, as well as the many state, local, and national resources that are available for financial education. One theme that emerged from the Commission’s sector-specific meetings was the realization that the Federal government must make its financial literacy resources more easily available. This is important in order to better leverage existing financial education resources and avoid overlap or duplication. See Taking Ownership of the Future: The National Stategy for Financial Literacy» [PDF, 1.87MB]

Taking Ownership of the Future: The National Strategy for Financial Literacy. Financial Literacy and Education Commission. 2006. English. [PDF, 1.87MB].

Last Reviewed: November 2015

Last Updated: November 23, 2015