Starting Early for Financial Successedit
The federal government’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s (FLEC) has a strategic focus on reaching young people at the early stages of life to help them prepare for their financial futures. Building financial knowledge and behaviors early is important for young people’s long-term personal financial well-being and contributes to the overall economic health of the nation. To further share information and research that can help prepare young people for their financial lives, the FLEC requested that the Journal of Consumer Affairs dedicate a special issue to financial literacy research focused on “Starting Early for Financial Success.” Ten new academic research papers are now published and publicly available in the Spring 2015 issue. Below are the research abstracts and hyper-links to the articles.