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Shifting From Financial Education to Financial Capability

Q&A with Darlene Goins, head of Wells Fargo Hands on Banking

Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking® program has a new website, improved features, expanded resources, and a shift in focus from financial education to financial capability. We asked Darlene Goins, head of the program, to explain the reasons behind the changes.

Q: What makes the Hands on Banking financial education program unique?

Financial Literacy: For Kids, Adding Dollars and Sense

On the eve of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) initiative called Talk With Our Kids About Money Day, they and 29 other teams from Hilltop and from Burlington’s St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School gathered at the competition to share projects about the value of money. It comes at a crucial juncture for financial literacy among young Canadians.

Scotiabank Impact Story: Education and Empowerment: the Bank of Tomorrow


Whether you accessed this website via computer, tablet, or phone, you probably already have some inkling of how much technology has come to shape our day to day lives. Most of us rely on technology as an integral part of our routine, from getting directions to streaming favorite music to managing our finances.

A wealth of information

The implications of this technological shift are familiar territory for Anna Iemma-Bonanno, a project manager at Scotiabank who has been working to envision how the bank of the future will serve its customers.

Scotiabank Impact Story: Equipping the Leaders of Tomorrow for Success


According to the United Nations Population Fund, there are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today — more than at any other time in history. These young people will grow up to become the leaders, employees and community members of tomorrow, so it’s essential for us to equip them for success now if we hope for them to contribute in the future.

Ally Introduces Fun, Futuristic Children’s Book to Help Teach Kids About Money

  • Free digital book to cultivate financial education for families with children
  • Ally volunteers and customers aim to read to 10,000 kids this April
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  • Free digital book to cultivate financial education for families with children
  • Ally volunteers and customers aim to read to 10,000 kids this April

T. Rowe Price: Parents Are Likely to Pass Down Good and Bad Financial Habits to Their Kids

Parents who let kids manage their own money are more likely to have kids who save their money and tell the truth about how it was spent
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Barclays Accelerator Game Changer: Wala


This is my dream job. If I wasn’t building Wala I’d be building another company, solving another problem.

Holidays, Money, and Family—Check Out These Interesting Holiday Spending Stats


T. Rowe Price recently released the survey – Parents, Kids, & Money, which surveyed more than 1,000 parents as well as their children between the ages of 8 to 14. This survey revealed that most parents actually want to overextend their money and spending in order to get their children what they want for gifts and holiday presents.

T. Rowe Price: More Than Half of Parents Try to Get Everything on Kids’ Holiday Wish Lists No Matter the Cost

Parents, Kids & Money Survey Finds That Parents Spent an Average of $422 per Child and 25% of Parents Have Been Financially Naughty to Fund Holiday Spending
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November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price’s Parents, Kids & Money Survey, which sampled more than 1,000 parents and their 8 to 14 year old kids in February 2016, revealed that many parents are willing to overextend their finances to fulfill their kids’ holiday wish lists. And 25% of parents have either taken from their 401(k)s or their emergency funds or taken a payday loan to cover holiday spending.   

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money — Even If You’re Bad With It


Talking to your kids about money can be overwhelming.

After all, when you aren’t even that “good with money” yourself, you shouldn’t be teaching your children about it, right?


The important thing isn’t to be perfect with your money; it’s to be open about it.


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