For Your Marvelous Mom! – FTC

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Just in time for Mother’s Day!

The FTC has prepared an online game celebrating Mom.

Win and receive a tip. Win again, and receive more tips.

Play the game.

Send it to your Mom and return the favor for the great advise she’s given you all these years.

If you missed last […]

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Yesterday was Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day at the DFI Office in Sacramento. For several years, we have combined this special day designed to help children explore careers with California Financial Literacy Month (CAFLM).

Participants learned about managing money with the help of Sammy the Rabbit. We read Sammy’s Big Dream […]

National Financial Literacy Month at the CFPB

The following originally appeared on the CFPB website.

National Financial Literacy Month

Written by Alejandra Lopez-Fernandini

April is National Financial Literacy Month! Read the Presidential Proclamation here.

At the CFPB, we’re working to raise awareness by offering a few seasonal tips to help you get your financial house in order and spring into financial security. […]

Americans’ Ratings of Their Finances Remain at Low Point – Gallup

Americans’ Ratings of Their Finances Remain at Low Point – High- and middle-income Americans are more optimistic than low-income Americans

Less than half of Americans rate their current financial situations as “excellent” or “good” (42%), on par with the 10-year low Gallup measured last year.

Read the entire article and view survey results.


Young Adults Twice as Likely to Be Unemployed – Gallup

Young Adults Twice as Likely to Be Unemployed – Of those employed, 15- to 29-year-olds least likely to say their job is ideal

The youngest adults in the world’s workforce are the most likely to be unemployed and underemployed, according to Gallup surveys in more than 131 countries. Twelve percent of young adults report being […]

$1 Billion Check to American Taxpayers – U.S. Treasury

U.S. Treasury to “Retire” Social Security Paper Check

Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios today wrote a ceremonial check to American taxpayers for $1 billion. This amount represents how much American taxpayers will save over the next 10 years as a result of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s move to pay […]

Securities and Exchange Commission – Office of Investor Education

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Office of Investor Education and Advocacy


The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The […]

This Week’s Financial Literacy News Clips

We plan to post a list of our favorite financial literacy news clips every week. They will be based on newsclips that we shared on Twitter, @CAFLM. So if you missed them on Twitter, you’ll have another chance to review them and pass them on.

NPR: Holly Petraeus: An Army Wife Takes Command – by […]

Flash Mob Perform Money-Related Songs! – Money Smart Colorado Week

A group of volunteers for Colorado Jump$tart organized a flash mob to perform money-related songs on 16th Street in Downtown Denver.

Watch Flash Mob Perform in Downtown Denver!

National Financial Capability Challenge – California Statistics

National Financial Capability Challenge – 2011 Statistics for California

State average score: 66.12% (69% nationally)

Number of participating students in the state: 1801 (84,372 nationally)

Number of perfect scores: 13 (563 nationally)

Number of students who scored in the top 20%: 368 (18,192 nationally)

Number of participating public (NCES) schools in the state: 52 […]