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Why Financial Literacy Matters

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Financial literacy is a key pillar for financial inclusion, and a critical success factor to achieve at least nine of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For instance, eliminating poverty and achieving gender equality is simply not possible when two thirds of adults worldwide remain financially illiterate and women continue to trail men in financial decision making.

Thriving to Succeed – Microfinance Company Empowers Zimbabwean Women to Achieve Financial Independence

Thrive Microfinance tailors finance products to low income women in Zimbabwe which helps them open and grow businesses, afford safe housing and build their economic independence
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HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thrive, a microfinance business based in Harare, Zimbabwe believes in lending that leads to economic growth for women and girls who would ordinarily fail to access financial services from the mainstream financial sector.  Thrive joins Business Call to Action with a commitment that will provide microenterprise loans and borrowing and business management training for 16,500 economically active low-income women and girls.

Wells Fargo Surpasses $130 Million in Donations to Veteran-Related Nonprofits

Company’s financial education program reached 1 million service members and families
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SAN FRANCISCO,  November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In honor of Veterans Day, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) announced the company has donated a total of more than $130 million since 2012 to support military- and veteran-related nonprofits focused on housing initiatives, career transition and financial education.

Highlights include:

  • Donated more than 350 mortgage-free homes, valued at more than $55 million, to veterans in all 50 states.

Discover Expands Pathway to Financial Success in Schools Program with Discovery Education Offering Financial Education Curriculum to Middle School Students Across the Country

Discover Survey Suggests Financial Education Courses Are Helping Americans Become More Confident with their Finances
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RIVERWOODS, Ill., November 1, 2018 / 3BL Media/ – Fifty-nine percent of Americans ages 18-26 who have taken a financial education course believe the lessons will save them more than $10,000 over the course of their lifetimes, according to a new survey from Discover.

National Disability Institute, Wells Fargo Release New Financial Education Guides for People With Disabilities

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WASHNGTON, September 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Recognizing that financial education is an important first step to financial stability and independence, National Disability Institute (NDI) and Wells Fargo released 15 quick financial education reference guides and five supplemental guides for people with disabilities.

T. Rowe Price: Parents Are Less Stressed About College Costs and Getting Wiser About Covering Them

Tenth annual Parents, Kids & Money Survey found that fewer parents report losing sleep over college costs and are less willing to take on student debt
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CSD Learns, Wells Fargo Launch Financial Education Series for the Deaf Community

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GREENSBORO, N.C., July 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) Learns and Wells Fargo & Company announced the launch of an online financial education series for the deaf community. The first two courses, “Dealing with Debt” and “Getting Started with Investing,” are available free of charge at CSDLearns.com to all deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals in the U.S.

13 Organizations Awarded $12.1 Million From Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program.

T. Rowe Price: "Adulting" Is Harder Without Any Financial Education

Tenth annual Parents, Kids & Money Survey found that young adults who received financial education when they were in school are more likely to have a budget, an emergency fund, and retirement savings
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