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Home | National Financial Literacy Strategy Why financial literacy matters In today's fast-paced consumer society, financial literacy is an essential everyday life skill. It means being able to understand and negotiate the financial landscape, manage money and financial risk effectively and avoid financial pitfalls. Improving financial literacy can benefit anyone, regardless of age, income or background. It helps you make informed financial choices, day-to-day and throughout your life. The National Financial Literacy Strategy was developed in 2011 to provide a national direction for this priority area. The Strategy recognises that improving financial literacy is a long-term journey that requires a multi-faceted and nationally co-ordinated approach, with sustained action by multiple stakeholders. Strategy consultation and development ASIC lead a review of the Strategy in 2013, identifying key issues and priorities to be considered in shaping an updated Strategy for 2014-17: Visit the websites of ASIC's key programs:
The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. In addition to the options below, individuals contact CIA in a variety of creative ways. If you feel it is safe, consider providing these details with your submission: Your full name Biographic details, such as a photograph of yourself, and a copy of the biographic page of your passport How you got the information you want to share with CIA How to contact you, including your home address and phone number We cannot guarantee a response to every message. Internet: Send a message here. Mail: Inside the U.S., send mail to the following address: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505
Government Surplus Auctions - GovDeals.com How to Measure Your Financial Literacy Do you think you have a solid handle on how money works? Do you want to take a pop quiz to find out? The FINRA Investor Education Foundation offers the following five-question financial literacy test: 1. Answer choices: More than $102, exactly $102 or less than $102. 2. Answer choices: More, same or less. 3. Answer choices: Rise, fall, stay the same or no relationship. 4. 5. If your mind shut down after seeing the numbers in the first question, you’re not alone. While measuring financial literacy is notoriously challenging, this quiz has been widely embraced and used by financial literacy experts. It’s no surprise then that the group that scores lowest on the quiz – millennials – also struggles most on other measures of financial capability. Despite their relatively low levels of financial literacy and financial security, millennials report higher levels of financial satisfaction than Gen Xers (23 percent versus 17 percent). Ready to find out how you scored? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6 Ways to Make Civics Learning Come Alive “What does it mean to live in a democracy?” “What are our rights and responsibilities as citizens of a neighborhood, a city, a state, a country?” These are important questions and ones we believe our students must be able to answer by the time they graduate from high school. A thoughtful understanding of citizenship and civic life is one of the goals we have for all of our students as they move on toward college and the workplace. But as many teachers can attest, it’s not so easy to teach! The three branches of government and 50 state capitals can be memorized. This fall, the new College, Career, Civic Life (C3) Framework is being released to help educators expand social studies and civic education in the K-12 classroom. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Teachers: Share your favorite project or lesson that helps you to engage students in civic learning and understanding and win a trip to the National Council for Social Studies conference (NCSS 2013) or an iPad Mini.
The 2012 Statistical Abstract What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. Sources of Data The Abstract is also your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). available for free from Microsoft®. denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format.
Financial Literacy Update - May/June 2014 March/April 2014 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)'s Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations. Financial Literacy Update provides brief descriptions and Web links for events in chronological order. It lists initiatives and resources (with Web links) in alphabetical order. We welcome your feedback. Have an upcoming financial literacy event, new tool, or product? Updates 3rd Annual Breakfast and Financial Workshop Sparking Behavior Change Through Financial EducationApril 3, 2014 (Montgomery, Md.) Personal Finance Seminar for ProfessionalsMay 14-15, 2014 (College Park, Md.) Events 2014 Children’s Savings Conference in Washington, D.C. Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education Events in St. Teacher Workshops in Southeastern U.S. KC MOST Teacher Workshops in Kansas City March–April 2014 (Kansas City, Mo.) Initiatives
Education GPS - OECD Citizenship Foundation: New list of resources for citizenship teachers News Item: 27 August, 2014 New list of resources for citizenship teachers With the new programme of study for citizenship coming into effect, there's no better time for a digest of teaching resources for this National Curriculum subject. The Expert Group for Citizenship recently published a digest of resources [pdf] that its members reccommend for teachers of the revised National Curriculum for citizenship. The digest is organised into topics, skills and education phase. Topics include: democracy and governmentrights and responsibilitiesfairness, justice and laweconomy and financeeuropean, international, globalidentities and diversitycritical thinking, researchactive citizenshipdebate. Subject Expert Groups are supported by the Department for Education. Dowload the resources digest [pdf]