Stockton to Participate in Streaming of Financial Literacy Summit

Stockton to Host Financial Literacy “Summit” Wednesday (April 20, 2016), Public Invited

From The Press of Atlantic City

April 15, 2016

by Martin DeAngelis

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University will welcome the public Wednesday to a live-streaming of “The Future of Innovation in Financial Literacy,” hosted by Stockton’s Center for Economic & Financial Literacy.

The event is part of the 10th annual National Financial Literacy Summit, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank and Visa Inc.The Chicago-based summit brings together “international experts (to) address major issues in personal finance management,” Stockton said Friday.

The keynote speaker is Canada’s minister of finance, William Francis Morneau. Panels will address technology innovations that are changing personal habits, “the future of financial education” and the Federal Reserve’s public awareness campaign on financial education, including its Money Smart Week program.

“Financial literacy is an aspect of the focus on personal responsibility that government and private enterprise have shifted to in the years since many jobs included pension plans,” said Elizabeth Elmore, an economics professor and director of SCEFL. “This change makes financial literacy very important to economic and financial security over a person’s work-life span.”

Questions can be tweeted to @PracticalMoney with the hashtag #FinLitSummit. Some of those questions may be answered live at the summit.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Stockton’s Campus Center Board of Trustees Room, at the main campus on Jimmie Leeds Road.

For more details and a full agenda on the summit, see finlitsummit.org. (Note that all times in the schedule are in the Central time zone, so one hour later in New Jersey.)

At Stockton, the SCEFL also maintains a speakers’ bureau that makes volunteers available for free talks to schools from elementary school through college, plus nonprofit and community groups and local business associations.

For more details on the center, see stockton.edu/scefl.

PLEASE NOTE: One of the panel sessions, The Future of Financial Education, runs from 11AM to 1215PM. Teachers, or those who provide financial literacy instruction at their schools or in their workplaces, may want to catch this part of the Summit.

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