Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Presidents council on fin lit to meet Nov. 3
WASHINGTON (10/8/09)--The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy has scheduled an open meeting for Nov. 3 to discuss the council's priorities and how it can best advise the President and the Secretary of the Treasury. According to a Federal Register announcement of the meeting, a Treasury official also will provide an update about the status of the recommendations made by the advisory council in January 2008. The 19-member advisory panel was established under then-President George W. Bush. The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)—the Credit Union National Association's partner in expanding financial literacy education throughout U.S. schools--was named as member to the new board. At the inaugural meeting in February 2008, NEFE CEO Ted Beck told the council that NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) has reached more than 800,000 high school students. He also noted NEFE's efforts to create a pilot program for college students. CUNA’s own Financial Literacy Task Force has found that credit unions have been strong backers of financial literacy efforts. At the time the President’s council was launched, a CUNA poll found that nearly 80% of responding credit unions with assets of $10 million or more offered financial education to adults or youth. To participate in the advisory council session, please refer to the Federal Register link below.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Mich #creditunions encourage everyone to #CULunchLocal Oct 14 as part of #ICUDay http://t.co/NZp71fgr8Z
11 minutes ago
.@IllinoisLeague Hession: #HB5342 cause for celebration...will serve as a model across the country for state, fed regulators @GovernorQuinn
27 minutes ago
.@GovernorQuinn signs #HB5342 providing parity for state-chartered #creditunion examinations via @IllinoisLeague http://t.co/yrhoCkE4ER
1 hours ago
.@Walmart's US CEO Bill Simon to step down, Greg Foran moves up via http://t.co/WIqJbYcapL
1 hours ago
.@NCUA just releases 3 segments of new online series to help CU managers, volunteers detect/deter fraud http://t.co/JgyRHcfgit
1 hours ago