Series: Literacy In Wisconsin

Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits.More
Young children often have trouble understanding why they cannot have every toy or piece of candy they see at the store. However, around age 10, kids begin to comprehend that money is a limited resource.More
Consumers who check their free credit reports for errors may be surprised to see they do not contain credit scores.More
Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months. But medical bills should not be ignored.More
For people with health insurance who want to see a doctor or get other care, the first step is understanding where to go that is covered by the specific plan.More
As a whole, Wisconsin residents have higher levels of financial literacy, improving levels of financial capability and, at least in some areas, better financial behaviors, compared to the rest of the U.S. However, it also appears people in the state may not be aware of their own knowledge.More
Financial literacy researchers have no shortage of recommendations on how people should handle their money, how families can learn more about their finances, and how a crisis can encourage new ways of thinking about these issues.More
People who feel their paychecks are not keeping up with everyday expenses may be right — median household income is down for many families across Wisconsin.More
Packaged beef
This is a cautionary tale about the importance of social media literacy, involving a company with a limited online profile, the hot-button issue of "pink slime" and a contingent of interested citizens with active social media accounts.More
Financial coaching
Financial coaching is a way to help families take steps that are right for them to increase their financial well-being and security.More