Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

"The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is excited to host this important discussion. "Money Smart Week" is a perfect venue to bring together members from the policy community, the non-profit community, and the private sector to help shape this critical issue."

Doug Tillett
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


"Financial literacy programs raise the quality of life for individuals and families. Visa was one of the first to promote financial literacy programs nationally through our Practical Money Skills for Life program and now through our university financial education portal, What's My Score."

Jason Alderman
Director of Financial
Education for Visa Inc.


Practical Money Skills for Life

What's My Score

The United States faces a financial literacy crisis — with millions of young Americans lacking even the most basic money management skills. In response to this growing crisis, many of our nation's lawmakers, school boards, and governing bodies are either in the process of considering or developing plans for basic financial literacy education requirements in our nation's schools.

The Financial Literacy and Education Summit 2007 brings together leading thinkers in the area of financial literacy policy and practice to share their vision on the future of personal finance education and explore what role the government should play in this crucial issue.

Session 1

Session two brings together experienced financial education advocates from the non-profit and private sectors, educators, and practitioners.

Todd Rokita Todd Rokita
Indiana Secretary of State
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Laura Levine Laura Levine
Executive Director, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
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Chauncey Veatch Chauncey Veatch
National Teacher of the Year
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Steve Malin Steve Malin
Senior Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Session 1

The first session will discuss national frameworks for financial literacy education and the challenges of promoting financial education on a national level.

Richard Riley Richard Riley
U. S. Secretary of Education (1993-2001) and Governor of South Carolina (1979-1987)
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Richard Cordray Richard Cordray
Ohio Treasurer of State
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William Seidman William Seidman
Chairman Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (1985-1991)
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John Bryant John Bryant
Founder of Operation Hope and author of Banking on our Future