The Financial Literacy Trust Fund Board urges you to learn about the many local and national financial education resources and opportunities through various public, private, and philanthropic organizations advancing the financial literacy effort.
Our goal is to help lift the financial competency in topics such as saving, investing, borrowing, and financial protection of Massachusetts individuals and families. And it is with great admiration that our effort intends to elevate importance the many organizations delivering effective financial education to the residents of The Commonwealth.
Members of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund Board
The following are some sources of information and affiliated sites dedicated to improving financial literacy of all.
Massachusetts Statewide Public and Non-profit Resources:
- Office of State Treasurer
- Office of the Secretary of State
- Office of Consumer Affairs
- Office of Elder Affairs
- Boston Alliance for Economic Inclusion ( BAEI)
- The Massachusetts Financial Education Collaborative
Federal Resources or National Organizations:
U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- U.S. Department of Labor
- The United Way: 211
- The Financial Literacy Research Consortium
Social Security Administration has established a new Financial Literacy Research Consortium. The FLRC is made up of research centers at Boston College, the RAND Corporation, and the University of Wisconsin. The centers will develop innovative, research-based communications and programs to help Americans plan and save for a secure retirement.
- The Financial Security Project at Boston College: Squared Away Blog
Squared Away is a project by the Financial Literacy Research Consortium, A Financial Security Project at Boston College, and funded by the Social Security Administration. Squared Away will cover anything that might help Financial Education Providers to do a better job of helping Americans of all ages act in their own financial best interest – and help them get their all-important financial matters “squared away.” Squared Away has five departments, including Research, Field Work, Behavior, and Money Culture, and The Web.