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Center for Financial Literacy

Making finances make sense

The Center for Financial Literacy focuses its efforts on creating programs to help educators nationwide improve financial education in their classroom. The Center's innovative and nationally recognized training for K-12 educators is designed to confer the confidence, knowledge, and resources that make a lifelong impact on the lives of their students.

The CFL also helps shape and lead the national conversation around financial education through our trusted research and advocacy on financial literacy.

Supporting educators and partners nationwide, the CFL provides educational resources and research-specific initiatives aimed at preparing individuals with the tools and confidence to better plan and improve their financial futures.


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The Center for Financial Literacy provides valuable programs and resources needed to successfully integrate personal finance education into today’s classroom.

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We can't do what we do without partners! The CFL works closely with content and financial partners to support financial literacy education and research nationwide.

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We have the opportunity to help lift our friends and neighbors out of financial turmoil. The time to take action is now.

Bob Allen, Windham Foundation former president/CEO

Making the Grade

National Report Cards on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy

Is Your State Making the Grade?

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REPORT CARD: National Report Card on High School Financial Literacy

Using national data, CFL graded all 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) on their efforts to produce financially literate high school graduates. In this report card, we measure how well our high schools are providing personal finance education.

When it comes to report cards, everyone wants an A, but only 5 states were top-of-the class.

Find out your state's grade

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REPORT CARD: National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy

Adults often do not fully understand debit and credit cards, mortgages, banking, investment and insurance products and services, retirement planning, and many other financial topics.

As a critical component to our economy, how is your state handling adult financial literacy?

Find out your state's grade


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Center for Financial Literacy
Champlain College
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670