Financial Literacy


My Retirement PlanSM Available to the Public on WellsFargo.com

Wells Fargo today announced that My Retirement PlanSM, an online savings tool, is now available to the general public on wellsfargo.com.

Do You Rent? You Still Need Insurance

More than a third of American families rent, and almost two-thirds of those families don’t carry renters insurance, according to a recent Rent.com survey.

Study: Student Loan Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth

A new research report on America's still-growing student loan debt found that its financial effects can last a lifetime.


Blacks need to develop a mindset that "it's time to get paid!"

Overdraft Fees Cost More Than 36M Consumers $16.7B in 2011

In recent years, many banks and credit unions have encouraged new checking account customers to accept two items: a debit card that replaces cash transactions and a 'protection' known as overdraft coverage. However what many unsuspecting consumers soon discover is ...

Don't Let Auto Dealer Markups Take You for a Ride

Consumers are unaware of the additional interest makes it difficult to negotiate prices fairly with full information. These fees add more cost to the consumer and more profit for the dealer.

Consumer Reports Rates Prepaid Cards For Value, Convenience, Safety and Disclosure of Fees

For the first time ever, Consumer Reports has ranked the best and worst prepaid cards based on value, convenience, safety, and how well fees are disclosed to consumers.

Financial Education Key to D.C.’s Economic Future

This past April, Operation HOPE, a financial education nonprofit, SunTrust Bank and 17 other businesses and government organizations – including the FDIC and U.S. Department of Treasury – came together for the Banking on Our Future program.

America's Crisis: 38 Million Have No Retirement Assets

As more baby boomers continue to retire, a new research report has found that the nation is facing a trillion dollar retirement savings crisis.

4 Reasons to Plan Your Child's College Funding Wisely

Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier. These days, financial experts such as John McDonough are giving parents the same advice.

Senators to Regulators: Don't Let Bank Payday Exploit Seniors and their Social Security Benefits

The term “payday loans” often evokes images of stores with garish neon signs, but these products have moved into the banking sector that is supposed to be more respectable.

Aspirations: Financial Resources for Women in Business

Today, there's a growing list of government, non-profit and private organizations that provide resources for women in business. Here are a couple to consider.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Gambling Across America

Gambling and gambling-related problems are common among all racial and ethnic groups, but there's evidence that African Americans are more likely to experience gambling-related troubles than White Americans.

Study: African-Americans Confident about Financial Future

African-Americans' financial affluence — and their confidence in the economy — is growing, according to a study by a prominent insurance company.

Study: Five Percent of Consumers Benefit from Errors on Credit Reports

Five percent of consumers had errors on one of the three major credit reports.