Measuring Financial Security: Using the Financial Capability Scale

The Financial Capability Scale is an easy to use field-ready tool to measure the financial capability status of clients in financial programs.  It uses questions tested by the Center for Financial Security that, similar to a credit score, provide an easy mechanism to measure current financial status.

Issue Brief: The Financial Capability Scale mp3 file*: (Measuring Financial Security, conversation on 2/16/2015)

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Update: Example of FCS levels compared to debt, assets, stress and emergency savings levels.

Additional Resource:
USDA Food Security scale background.