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International Barometer of Women’s Financial Literacy

by Betsey Lippmeier

Visa conducted a survey of 25,000 participants in 27 countries to gauge the strength and weaknesses of financial education for women worldwide.  Overall, women in the United States were ranked fourth, behind Brazil, Australia, and Mexico. The overall country scoring is an index based on five individual  scores for budgeting (25%), emergency savings (25%), frequency in talking to children about money (25%), perception of young peoples’ money skills (12.5%) and the desired age to begin formal personal finance lessons (12.5%).

Fortunately, the Boston Public Library has many resources to assist with financial literacy:

handy


Handy Personal Finance Answer Book

Tucci, Paul A.
(Book — 2012)

 

saving

Saving for Retirement (without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery)

MarksJarvis, Gail

(Paperback –2013)

 

 

raising

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Godfrey, Joline

(Book — 2013)

 

roadmap

Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life

Astor, Bart

(Book — 2013)

 

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