Studies indicate that the effectiveness of financial literacy training depends on human traits and the type of training provided. A new article from the Federal Reserve focuses on recent research on personal money management styles and offers insights that may be useful in developing successful training programs and strategies. Go to www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2002/02bulletin.htm#nov.
Those who are new to faith-based community economic development can benefit from this booklet. Produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in collaboration with New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), it can be accessed at www.bostonfed.org/commdev/faith. A hard copy is available for a minimal charge from the Bank by sending an e-mail to PublicComm.Affairs-Bos@bos.frb.org.
Ten simple suggestions list how a faith-based group can help its members and families in their neighborhood take the first steps to homeownership. Go to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's web site archives.hud.gov/initiatives/fbci/topten/index.cfm.
A publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the guide provides a list of planning, development and financing sources throughout the state. The guide can be viewed at http://stlouisfed.org/community_development/assets/pdf/LRK_RG.pdf or ordered from Lyn Haralson at the Fed's Little Rock Branch, 1-800-482-9463, ext. 240.
The Brookings Institution examines key trends challenging the Louisville region as it merges with Jefferson County in 2003. After the merger, Louisville will be the 16th largest city in the country. The report provides a five-point competitive agenda for how local leaders can ensure that the new city becomes a top-tier American metropolis. The report is posted on the web at www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2002/07/louisville.
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