WASHINGTON (5/8/08)--The Department of the Treasury wants public comments about how to improve financial education efforts in the United States. The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy will use the comments to advise President George W. Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on the state of financial literacy, means to improve financial education efforts and strengthen financial education programs. Specifically, the council wants to know:
* Youth Financial Literacy: How can financial literacy among young people be improved? * Financial Education in the workplace: How can financial education be provided in the workplace? What financial education issue should be addressed in the workplace? * Financial access for underserved markets: How can access to financial services be increased in underserved markets? What markets are underserved for financial services? * Financial literacy research: What question should be answered to provide a thorough understanding of the current state of financial literacy in the country? What are the gaps in existing research on financial literacy? * Outreach and awareness: What are the best ways to communicate to those who lack awareness of financial education resources?
Comments are due May 23 and can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed in triplicate form to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, Office of Financial Education, Room 1332, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20220.