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The questions are for school kids, but only one out of five millennials could get them all right.

Financial literacy quiz from FutureSmart

State regulators provide strict oversight of life insurance companies, but consumers can protect themselves too.

Insurance regulation

Different lessons in financial fitness can and should be shared at different times.

Money and children: Teaching by age groups

They can supplement retirement income by using home equity. But is a reverse mortgage right for you?

Reverse mortgages

There are specific risks at certain points in life. Here is a strategy to tackle them.

Laddering insurance

First step? Budget. But many other considerations follow...

Buying a first home

It's the most basic step in estate planning, regardless of your wealth.

Wills and the basics of estate planning

It’s startling how little people really know about what could be their biggest asset in retirement.  

Social Security study

Here's a selection of jargon to test your financial literacy limits.

5 tough financial terms

Injuries happen. Disability income insurance can help lighten the financial burden. 

Using disability insurance

Opening new credit cards can sometimes help, not hurt, your credit score. 

Applying for new credit

Depending on what they're playing, they might actually be learning to be smarter about money.

Video games and money lessons

Americans, especially kids, need help learning the basics of money management.

Financial literacy problems loom

Probate can be costly and time consuming. It also creates privacy concerns.

Why people fear probate.

Set a plan for your savings goals as part of a long-term financial strategy.

Set your savings goals

Don't ask how much you will make, but how much you could make.

Setting goals income

View the elimination of debt as a long-term financial goal and create a schedule and plan.

Financial goals: Debt

Investors use this method to strike a balance between playing the market and staying on the sidelines.

Dollar cost averaging