May 23, 2022

New Research Article: “Financial Literacy Education in the United States: Exploring Popular Personal Finance Literature”

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Financial literacy education in the United States: Exploring popular personal finance literature


Ashley E. Faulkner⇑
Texas A&M University


Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Published Online Before Print (November 20, 2015)


As libraries work to define their roles within the global financial literacy education movement, it will serve them well to understand the popular literary component to this movement: the personal finance self-help genre. In this literature study, the author read 12 of the most popular books of this genre, as determined by simulations of likely Google searches, and conveys herein some of the beliefs and strategies these books may have imparted to library patrons. This study will benefit librarians by enhancing their understanding of the personal finance genre, conveying the genre’s interrelation to the current financial literacy movement, and even prompting librarians to question their own understanding regarding certain financial literacy components

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