Building Family Economic Success: Financial Planning and Education

Posted August 1, 2005
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This fact sheet spotlights the damaging financial education and counseling gap pervading disadvantaged communities across America. It shares ways that the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to fill this void and inspire public, private and nonprofit players to think differently (and more expansively) about bringing vital financial skills and services to low-income families. It is part of a 10-segment series, called Building Family Economic Success, that showcases how the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across America. 

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Filling the financial education gap requires new solutions to pervasive problems

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family Economic Success grant-making program champions innovative ways to help low-income families gain strong financial skills and access to effective financial advice. The goal? Help these struggling families protect their hard-earned paychecks, maximize savings, build strong credit records and get ahead.