Financial capability and asset holding can look very different over the life course. As more Americans age into retirement, a focus on how they manage their finances is needed. In focusing on the concept of financial capability, this book underscores the importance of acquiring knowledge and skills that can build financial security throughout a lifespan. The volume speaks to a wide variety of helping professions, policy makers, and others interested in wealth accumulation and financial health among vulnerable populations. Many of the contributions developed from papers presented during Financial Capability Across the Life Course: Focus on Vulnerable Populations, an October 2012 conference hosted by Washington University’s Center for Social Development and the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health.
Project: Financial Capability & Asset Building (FCAB); Assets and Aging Action