eXtension Financial Security for All: A Community of Practice to Increase Financial Literacy
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are networks of professionals with a common interest in a subject or problem who collaborate over time to share ideas and develop innovations. This article describes the mission, history, and deliverables of the Financial Security for All (FSA) CoP of eXtension, the Cooperative Extension System's Internet-based, customer-centered, virtual, and evolving educational environment. Financial security is the ability to meet day-to-day expenses while saving and investing for tomorrow (e.g., emergencies and retirement). Financial Security for All (FSA) provides online financial information 24/7/365 and was among the first wave of eXtension CoPs released by eXtension for public use.