Financial Literacy and the Cost of Ignorance

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Date:

June 18, 2015

Time:

6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Program

Location:

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

Complimentary parking at RAND

 

Program

Over the last 40 years, Americans have taken on increasing responsibility for their financial well-being, from planning for retirement, to choosing a health insurance plan, to saving for education. Financial literacy, or the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively, plays a key role. Financial “ignorance” can lead to credit card debt, overwhelming college loans, and even bankruptcy. Annamaria Lusardi will explain why it is important to teach students at a young age how to make complex financial decisions. She will also describe workplace programs and policy changes that could help individuals learn about managing their personal finances.

Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy, George Washington University School of Business; Adjunct Economist, RAND Corporation

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Annamaria Lusardi

Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy, George Washington University School of Business; Adjunct Economist, RAND Corporation

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