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Highlights of a Forum: Financial Literacy: Strengthening Partnerships in Challenging Times
GAO-12-299SP: Published: Feb 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2012.
What Participants SaidParticipants highlighted the following themes during the forum: Focus on key populations. Participants discussed a number of areas that should be the most sustained focus of the nations financial literacy efforts in the coming years. Among other areas, efforts should target kindergarten through 12th grade education; the workplace; the preretirement years; and special p...
Consumer Finance: College Students and Credit Cards
GAO-01-773: Published: Jun 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
Credit cards offer clear advantages to college students because they provide an interest free loan until the payment is due and a convenient noncash payment option for both routine transactions and emergencies. If used responsibly, credit cards allow students to build up credit histories that will increase their access to credit in the future. However, if college students have not learned sound fi...
Suspicious Banking Activities: Possible Money Laundering by U.S. Corporations Formed for Russian Entities
GAO-01-120: Published: Oct 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2000.
This report discusses possible money laundering by U.S. corporations formed by Russian entities. It is easy for foreign entities to hide their identities while forming shell corporations that can be used for money laundering. GAO investigated the following two Delaware corporations that are suspected of money laundering: Euro-American Corporate Services, Inc. and International Business Creations....
International Finance: Actions Taken to Reform Financial Sectors in Asian Emerging Markets
GGD-99-157: Published: Sep 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the efforts to improve the financial sectors of the emerging market countries of Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand, focusing on: (1) the nature of weaknesses in the countries' financial sectors; (2) the extent to which the countries have achieved reforms in their financial systems; (3) the extent to which the countries have implemented internati...
Social Security Reform: Implications for Women's Retirement Income
HEHS-98-42: Published: Dec 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the issue of social security reform and women's retirement income, focusing on: (1) why women's benefits are lower than men's under the current social security system; (2) the possible differential effects on women of the new privatization reform proposals; and (3) what can be done to minimize the possibly negative effect on women of certain elemen...
Counterfeit U.S. Currency Abroad: Issues and U.S. Deterrence Efforts
GGD-96-11: Published: Feb 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on counterfeiting of U.S. currency abroad and U.S. efforts to deter these activities.GAO found that: (1) counterfeit U.S. currency is used for economic gain and illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, arms sales, and terrorist activity; (2) there are several techniques used to counterfeit U.S currency, including photocopying, the...
Trade and Economic Data: Many Federal Agencies Collect and Disseminate Information
NSIAD-91-173: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign economic data available to U.S. businesses and policymakers, focusing on the: (1) federal agencies that collect and disseminate foreign economic and trade data; (2) ways in which executive and legislative agencies use this information; (3) extent of agency coordination in collecting and disseminating these data; and (4) metho...