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Financial Literacy

Financial literacy requires knowing how to set and reach your goals. How to shop for the best interest rates. How to avoid scams. Knowing how money works in the world. Make this the starting point on your money road map.

Financial Literacy

Are you financially faithful to your spouse? Our quiz will show if you're a cheater.
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See how you stack up when it comes to your money IQ.
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Is your adult child still financially dependent on you? Time for tough love?
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What good is a budget if you ignore it? Build a budget for your lifestyle.
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If you slept through economics, you missed some important stuff about handling money.
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Money Pulse

How do Americans feel about the checking accounts, credit cards, insurance, mortgages and other financial products they use every day? Do consumers know as much as they should about credit scores, taxes, college loans and retirement saving? Find out with Bankrate's monthly Money Pulse survey, which explores Americans' financial opinions and knowledge. When it comes to money matters, are we smart and self-assured -- or less than literate? The Money Pulse has the answers!
This mini-course gives you seven steps to help get your financial life in order.
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You can set aside money for a car, college and retirement just by planning purposefully.
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Did you miss the bull market? Our Money Pulse survey explains why.
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Is a tax refund an interest-free loan to the government or a welcome windfall?
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Financial Literacy Quizzes

You take your finances seriously, but when it comes to financial literacy, are you financially fit? From saving and investing to preparing for college, test your money smarts.
You know your MTV veejays. But how much do you know about banking and finance?
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Are you financially faithful to your spouse? Our quiz will show if you're a cheater.
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Are you a boomer? Take our quiz on saving and investing as you prepare for retirement.
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See how you stack up when it comes to your money IQ.
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Financial Security Index

How do Americans feel about their job security, net worth, level of savings and debt? Bankrate's Financial Security Index finds out.
Many Americans are feeling upbeat about their finances, especially certain groups.
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Stocks are still unpopular despite weak returns from low-risk alternatives. Here's why.
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A strong jobs market helped keep financial security near a record high.
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How do millennials compare with other age groups when it comes to financial security?
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52 Weeks of Savings

Can you try a new way to save every week for a year? Each week, Bankrate will try a new way of saving money and chronicle the journey. Try our 52-week savings challenge.
Learn to love leftovers?

Leftovers get a makeover in this wonderfully easy savings challenge.

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Cut cellphone costs

You don't have to be loyal to a cellphone carrier. You could save big by switching.

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Mow your own lawn

How much green can you save by cutting your own grass?

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Economists Survey

This survey of the nation's top economists provides perspective on likely developments in the months ahead. See economists' forecasts for growth, unemployment, hiring and interest rates.
Check out what top economists told us to expect at the gas pump and on Wall Street.
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Top forecasters give us their prognosis for the overall health of the economy.
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Economic indicators are gauges of hope and despair. We explain what they mean. 
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Jean Chatzky

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