This Year's Back to School Season Means Financial Education for All Ages

Michael E. Staten
Michael E. Staten

Financial educators across the country are getting more support from Washington theses days. Last month the federal goverment announced several new initiatives that should focus even more attention on the importance of taking personal responsibility for your financial well-being. These education efforts come on the heels of a massive legislative overhaul of the consumer finance sector, including the creation of a new federal office, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But, while the new CFPB is primarily tasked with regulating products and industry practices, an important componet of their mission will be to establish an Office of Financial Education to "educate and empower consumers to make better informed financial decisions."

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Released date: 
Oct 28 2010