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Finding a Yardstick

Field Testing Outcome Measures for Community-based Financial Coaching and Capability Programs: A report by J. Michael Collins and Collin O'Rourke describing a small set of standardized measures that could be considered "benchmarks" in the field of Financial Coaching programs.

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Bringing Financial Coaching to Scale

Discover the potential of group financial coaching options with J. Michael Collins, Ryan Eisner and Collin O’Rourke. Is group coaching a viable option? Is it effective in delivering financial education and improving financial well being?

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When the Meaning of Home is Financially Exhausting

Since 2008 upward of four million families have lost their homes to foreclosure. However, many families who defaulted on their mortgages avoided foreclosure and still remain in their homes. In this brief, Hannah Thomas explores how families in foreclosure exhaust their wealth.

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Financial Counseling and Financial Access Among Job Training Participants

Does offering bank accounts improve the financial capability of a vulnerable population? Research by Michael Collins, Nathalie Gons, & Kasey Wiedrich among job training participants indicates that integrating access to financial products and services is feasible at scale.

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Impact of Finances 50+ Training Classes on Individuals’ Financial Behaviors

AARP Foundation, in collaboration with the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, designed and disseminated a financial capability curriculum targeted to the 50+ age group. Approximately 2,775 people participated in these classes in 2012 and 2013.

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State-Mandated Financial Education

With support from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, researchers from Montana State University and the Federal Reserve Board created a new database of state-mandated high school personal finance and economics education requirements, spanning the years 1970 through 2014, for all 50 states. The database provides unprecedented detail about state financial education standards.

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Financial Coaching: Review of Existing Research

The Center for Financial Security, led by J. Michael Collins, released this brief summarizing research into the theories underlying financial coaching and the effects of financial coaching on participant behaviors and outcomes. This review covers 26 reports, articles, and other documents, an encouraging number that speaks to the field’s recent growth.

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Financial Coaching Census 2015

The Financial Coaching Census explains the methodology, summarizes the key findings and baseline insights, discusses areas for reflection, and identifies actionable steps to move the field forward. The objective moving forward is to deliver the Coaching Census on a yearly basis, allowing the field to track the trends, both positive and negative, that occur as the field continues to grow

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MyBudgetCoach Pilot Study

This pilot study explores the delivery and effectiveness of MyBudgetCoach (MyBC), a financial coaching program designed to help low- and moderate-income adults develop budgeting skills, set financial goals, and work towards those goals.

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Financial Wellness Articles

Financial wellness, which is closely connected to productivity, sleep and stress, is one of the biggest trends that we're seeing now in workplace wellness. Check out these 20+ articles on financial wellness.

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