For Immediate Release:
SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota’s Financial Literacy Month highlighted the importance of ongoing financial education for Minnesotans from Kindergarten to retirement at nearly 40 consumer outreach events involving ten state agencies. More than 100 stakeholders from state and local government, community organizations, non-profits, financial institutions, and foundations will gather at Neighborhood House in Saint Paul for the Third Annual Financial Literacy Roundtable.
Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman convened the first Roundtable in 2011 to gather recommendations from financial literacy stakeholders.
“Minnesota’s financial literacy community delivers financial education for all of life’s stages - from Kindergarten to retirement,” said Commissioner Rothman. “The goal is to strengthen our partnerships and resources so that every Minnesotan has an opportunity for financial security.”
The majority of the action steps initially collected formed a Financial Literacy Action Plan and was achieved in the first year, which has created the framework for Minnesota’s Financial Literacy Vision. Over the past year, Minnesota’s financial literacy coalition has received national attention due to the comprehensive steps outlined in the Action Plan:
The Third Annual Financial Literacy Roundtable will provide another opportunity for all stakeholders to review and celebrate progress made in 2012, and help challenge Minnesota to do more in the upcoming year.
The event will feature presentations by leaders from ten state agencies; a keynote address from Chris Farrell from American Public Media’s weekly show “Marketplace Money;” a mini-town hall focusing on the impact of financial literacy across sectors with: Nathan Dungan (Share Save Spend), Keith Roberts (Optum Health), Dana Nelson (GiveMN), Bob Kaitz (Best Prep), Amy Brenengen (Federal Reserve of Minneapolis), and Dave Snyder (Asset Building Coalition); and remarks from Skip Humphrey (CFPB) on consumer protection and financial literacy.
The event is free, and open to the press and public.
The following is the agenda for the Financial Literacy Roundtable event (.pdf) on April 24, 2013. The event will begin at 1:00pm at Neighborhood House in Saint Paul (179 Robie Street East).
1:00 P.M. – Convene
1:05 PM – Opening Remarks – Commissioner Mike Rothman
1:20 PM – Keynote Speaker Chris Farrell
1:55 PM – Update from Ten State Agencies
2:20 PM Mini-Town Hall
3:10 PM Skip Humphrey, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
3:45 pm Wrap up and call to action – Commissioner Rothman