In the Know: 2012 National Financial Capability Study
Conducted and produced by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, other federal agencies, and President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and builds upon the findings and benchmarks established in the original 2009 survey, it addition it adds to the growing conversation about how individuals can best manage and make decisions about their finances.
Today, more than ever, Americans are being forced to take greater responsibility for their financial well-being. Dealing with complex financial issues can be a challenge during the best of times, but in this volatile economic, it can be particularly difficult.
FINRA's 2012 Study can help improve individuals with and without disabilities' financial health and future.
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