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10 days to Fin. Lit. month: NCUA to host webinar
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (3/21/14)--In April, people's thoughts turn to...becoming increasingly competent in handling their financial matters. Or at least they ought to.

April is Financial Literacy month in the United States--declared so by Congress. Credit unions provide financial counseling to more than 1.5 million consumers each year, according to a National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) 2013 report, but even those busy bees ramp up their efforts to mark this month. (Watch News Now for more on that later.)

On Thursday, the National Credit Union Administration announced it is offering credit union a chance to learn even more about promoting financial literacy through an April 3 webinar.

The webinar--free by the way--will be hosted by Kenneth Worthey, financial literacy and outreach analyst in NCUA's Office of Consumer Protection. It will feature Katie Bryan, communications director of the Consumer Federation of America, and Gigi Hyland, executive director of NCUF, as well as:
  • Gail Laster, director, NCUA's Office of Consumer Protection; and,
  • Louisa Quittman, director, Office of Financial Education, U.S. Department of Treasury.
The 2 p.m. (ET) online session, titled "Financial Literacy: Putting Your Mission into Action," promises to provide valuable information on topics including:
  • The link between financial literacy and the credit union mission;
  • NCUA financial literacy resources;
  • Tips on building a successful financial literacy program based on credit union size and specialized member demographics;
  • Information about improving financial literacy efforts through the creation of key local and national financial literacy partnerships; and
  • The U.S.  Treasury Department's recent financial literacy pilot research program.
Registration for this free webinar is now open. Use the resource link to sign up.
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