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The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (the Commission) was established under Title V, the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act which was part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003, to improve financial literacy and education of persons in the United States. The FACT Act named the Secretary of the Treasury as head of the Commission and mandated the Commission include 19 other federal agencies and bureaus. The Commission coordinates the financial education efforts throughout the federal government, supports the promotion of financial literacy by the private sector while also encouraging the synchronization of efforts between the public and private sectors.
- MyMoney.gov is the federal government’s website that serves as the one-stop shop for federal financial literacy and education programs, grants and other information. MyMoney.gov is available in English and Spanish.
1-888-MyMoney is the federal government’s toll-free hotline accessible to the public seeking information about federal financial education materials. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Taking Ownership of the Future: The National Strategy for Financial Literacy is a comprehensive blueprint for improving financial literacy in America. The Strategy covers 13 areas of financial education and contains 26 specific calls to action. ( En español )
Treasury’s Quick Reference Guide of the National Strategy offers readers a brief summary of the Strategy’s tactics and calls to action, as well as a list of financial education resources. (En español )
THE COMMISSION’S ACTIVITIES
Launch of the Treasury Department's Multi-Media Campaign & The 15th Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting
You are invited to the launch of Treasury’s multi-media campaign on consumer credit. On Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2008, the Department will debut new TV spots, radio spots, and a new web site (ControlYourCredit.gov) targeted at young adults. The launch will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Media Room at U.S. Treasury. The event will feature senior Treasury and Ad Council representatives.
In addition, the 15th public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission will take place at 10 a.m. in Treasury’s Cash Room.
If you are interested in attending, please email your SSN and DOB to William.Sullivan@do.treas.gov no later than September 11, 2008. As space is limited at both events, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about how to RSVP for this meeting please click here .
For questions about the new awareness campaign, contact Edwin Bodensiek, Director of Outreach, Office of Financial Education, U.S. Treasury, at email@example.com or Tom Kurek, Program Coordinator, Office of Financial Education, U.S. Treasury, at Thomas.Kurek@do.treas.gov..
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY
September 12, 2008