Financial Literacy to Be Topic at RAND Policy Forum


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. Come learn why it is important to begin teaching people when they're young how to make complex financial decisions. The program also will explore 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 and adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation.


6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Registration will begin at 6 p.m.


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