Financial Literacy Quotes

“Financial illiteracy is not an issue unique to any one population. It affects everyone: men and women, young and old, across all racial and socioeconomic lines. No longer can we stand by and ignore this problem. The economic future of the United States depends on it.”
President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

“College graduates spent 16 years gaining skills that will help them command a higher salary; yet little or no time is spent helping them save, invest and grow their money.”
Vince Shorb, CEO, National Financial Educators Council

“If you don’t understand the language of money, and you don’t have a bank account, then you’re just an economic slave.”
John Hope Bryant, CEO, Operation HOPE

“The widespread deficit in financial literacy has raised a good deal of concern among government agencies, policymakers, and leaders in the community and business sectors. There are several reasons for this concern. First, the number and complexity of available financial products have increased dramatically in the past two decades, effectively transferring a higher burden of financial responsibility and risk to the consumer.”
National Financial Capability Strategy

“Financial education program is carefully implemented, it can improve the credit scores and lower the probability of credit delinquency for young adults.”
FINRA Investor Education Foundation State Financial Education Mandates

“There is a secret psychology of money. Most people don’t know about it. That’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside of you.”
T. Harv Eker

“The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.”
Alan Greenspan

“We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“Teachers are the single most important influence on student success. The qualifications of financial educators have direct impact both on short-term student outcomes and on their long-term financial well-being.”
Vince Shorb, CEO, National Financial Educators Council