Financial Fitness...It's Priceless:
Public Policy Deliberation Guide
Why address financial literacy and security as a public issue?
The price tags for poor financial literacy are costly ones. Among the most devastating are excessive debt, no savings or emergency funds, poor credit ratings, vulnerability to predatory lending and other scams, personal bankruptcy, home foreclosure, car repossession, limited workplace benefits, and an inability to retire when desired, if at all.
With the financial fitness of individuals, families, and communities across the nation threatened, and options for responding unclear, the Public Policy Committee of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) identified poor financial literacy and security as a compelling issue that is appropriate for public deliberation. Click on the image for more information.