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2009 Annual Conference on Financial Education - October 21-23, 2009 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Institute for Financial Literacy® hosts the Annual Conference on Financial Education™.

The Conference provides professional development opportunities for individuals who work with financial literacy education. In addition to being a critical networking event for financial educators, the Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about current trends, develop funding strategies and advance the cause of financial education.

To learn more about the 2009 Annual Conference on Financial Education or to register click here.

California Jump$tart Congratulates Spring Award Winners

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At our Member Meeting in San Diego on April 23rd we recognized two teachers with our Educator Awards and a community leader for his work in furthering financial education. Chuck Currier from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach and Martin Santiago from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg received recognition awards for their work in bringing personal financial education into their classrooms. With the awards, they received $2,500 for their school's financial education programs from Citi.

The Leadership Award went to John Liotti, founder of Northern California Urban Development and its Youth Initiative for financial literacy training; and a leader in founding Community Trust Credit Union of East Palo Alto.
Congratulations to the three Award Winners!!

Personal Finance: Bankers deliver dose of financial literacy to high schoolers

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April 26, 2009 - (by Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee) - For the 20 or so high school seniors in Matthew Pesci's class at Laguna Creek High School, Wednesday's lecture was real life.  

The kind with dollars and cents attached: How to avoid overdraft fees. How to keep from bouncing checks. How to maintain a savings account. How to stay out of debt.  The college-bound seniors even practiced writing a check – of $1.

The money talk, by two Tri Counties Bank managers in Elk Grove, is one of thousands being delivered by bankers to K-12 students nationwide. It's part of an American Bankers Association effort to reach 1 million students in April, which is Financial Literacy Month.