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Financial Counseling: A Meaningful Strategy for Building Wealth in the Latino Community

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Beatriz Ibarra; Beatriz Ibarra

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Personal finance and saving)

Keywords: Pro bono counseling; Financial institutions; Hispanic population; Community economic development

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States

Abstract:

The report shows that current policies to improve financial literacy for Latinos fail to include one-on-one financial counseling programs, the linchpin of any strategy to close the wealth gap for Hispanics. Financial Counseling: A Meaningful Strategy for Building Wealth in the Latino Community provides specific policy recommendations on how to increase programs proven to improve financial decision-making of Hispanics – especially the more than 14.5 million who lack a basic checking account.