Education

Developing education tools and programs based on research is a priority for GFLEC. In order to be most effective, education tools and programs need to incorporate research findings about financial literacy, financial capability, and financial education.

Personal Finance Course

GFLEC has developed materials for a new personal finance course at an institution of higher education, with the support of the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation. All the materials an educator needs to implement the Personal Finance course are provided at the below link.

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3 Questions that Measure Financial Literacy

Test your financial knowledge here. Professor Annamaria Lusardi and Professor Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School developed three questions that indicate one’s financial literacy. They have been used worldwide, including in the U.S. National Financial Capability Study.

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Financial Literacy Micro-Credentials

GFLEC teamed up with Digital Promise to create a set of twenty personal finance micro-credentials. Our micro-credentials can be displayed as digital badges by 7th-12th grade educators to show competency in specific personal financial topics. Learn more about our micro-credentials and see the full list here.

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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis

Dr. Ben Bernanke served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. Between March 22 and March 29, 2012, Dr. Bernanke gave a series of four lectures at the George Washington University School of Business regarding the origin and the role of the Federal Reserve Board.

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Educational Videos

Learn about five fundamental concepts behind financial planning.

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Annamaria Lusardi’s #MySavingsStory

Director Annamaria Lusardi created this video as part of the Council for Economic Education’s #MySavingsStory video campaign, which was launched in celebration of Financial Literacy Month 2016.

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Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions

This documentary reveals our natural behavior biases—and provides innovative solutions to get us on the path to financial security.

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Free Resources

You can find free financial education resources at the link below.

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