What Do Hand-Washing and Financial Illiteracy Have in Common?
Freakonomics Radio | July 17, 2018
Summary: This podcast explores the idea that most problems are solved by more education — except when they’re not. Director Lusardi explains that financial education is the path forward to a more financially literate world.
Summary: Does the convenience of mobile payments diminish consumers’ financial literacy? George Washington University School of Business’s Annamaria Lusardi discusses how a significant level of financial awareness is removed when making payments via devices.
Should Americans Really Be Worried About Retirement?
Gallup | June 4, 2018
Summary: Many Americans don’t think about retirement until it looms in their immediate future. So how confident are Americans that they will have enough money when they retire? And how much are they relying on Social Security and 401(k)s? When is the ideal time to withdraw from Social Security? And what can we do to increase Americans’ financial literacy? Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Chair of Economics & Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, joins the podcast to discuss these questions and others.
Summary: Dr. Annamaria Lusardi is all about encouraging young and not so young people to become financially literate and take the hope out of retirement planning and turn it into that certainty you deserve.