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Financial literacy: A insanely necessary skill that you may not even know you need.

When it comes to understanding key financial topics, most people unfortunately fall short. Formal personal finance education doesn’t really exist in most places. And when it does exist, it’s often extremely outdated. For instance, most of our staff who received at least some education in finance say they learned things like how to balance a checkbook… Not exactly a useful skill these days. Financial Literacy is the ability to understand basic financial tools and processes that you need to be successful. The articles below track current consumer literacy trends in the U.S. to see how different groups fare. Below the articles, you can find more information about what financial literacy is, why it matters and what it looks like today.