Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

"Knowing how to use a credit card wisely, shop for a mortgage, choose from a menu of employee benefits or save for retirement have never been more important than they are today. And yet too many people lack either the information or the incentive to know and understand how to make good decisions about personal finance. Clearly, education is the key to any effort to improve financial literacy."

Charles L. Evans
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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"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


Practical Money Skills for Life

What's My Score

Building the Financial IQ of Generation Y
The Financial Literacy and Education Summit 2008 brings together public policy, education and private sector financial education advocates to discuss how best to help Generation Y (ages 18-25) establish a sound financial future. From debt proliferation to student loan repayments, Generation Y faces a more competitive and complicated financial world than any other generation before them. From the federal level to the local, policy makers, corporations, and educators face tough financial literacy questions including the role of policy and the role of financial education.

Program
Opening remarks will be delivered remotely by Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Additionally, Douglas Michelman, Global Head of Corporate Relations for Visa Inc., will deliver remarks (transcript) on the role of the private sector in supporting financial education.

Panel Participants

Opening Remarks

Ben Bernanke
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.




Douglas Michelman
Global Head of Corporate Relations for Visa Inc.

Panel Participants

Ms. Jean Chatzky, Moderator
Best selling author and contributor to The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show.


The Honorable Anna Escobedo Cabral
U.S. Treasurer.


Mr. Chris Gardner
Author, Activist and Chief Executive Officer of Christopher Gardner International Holdings. Mr. Gardner's rise from poverty was chronicled in the film The Pursuit of Happyness.


Vice Admiral (retired) Cutler Dawson
President and Chief Executive Officer of Navy Federal Credit Union, Member of the President's Council on Financial Literacy.


Dr. Constantine W. (Deno) Curris
President of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities.


Susan C. Keating
President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.


Mr. Scott Duncombe
President, Student Government at the University of Chicago.

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