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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Washington Programs To Be Mentioned In US House Financial Literacy Hearing

Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, will hold a hearing to discuss how future financial literacy efforts will fit into the newly proposed financial regulatory restructuring plan.

Witnesses will also be asked to address how transparent, consumer friendly products can be implemented by the newly proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency as well as the role of financial literacy education in this new regulatory body.

Washington Programs And Organizations To Be Mentioned In Written TestimonyDallas Salisbury from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) has included information about some of Washington's financial education programs and organizations in his written testimony.

Here's what he said about Washington.

Washington State is very active in promoting financial literacy throughout the state throughout the year. These efforts are conducted in partnerships.

Some of the organizations involved in these efforts are:
Governor Chris Gregoire
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
Washington Society of CPAs
Jump$tart Washington
Consumer University

There are many more organizations at the state, local, and national level working to promote financial literacy throughout the state of Washington