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Top U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Official to Keynote Event on Helping Minnesotans Protect Their Finances & Manage Their Money

Special Guests Include First-Grade Students Singing about “Saving and Spending”

4/24/2015 10:14:43 AM

WHAT:


Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is hosting the 5th annual Minnesota Financial Capability Roundtable on Tuesday, April 28 – featuring keynote speaker Richard Cordray, Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Congress established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The agency’s mission is to protect consumers in the financial marketplace. Cordray is the agency’s first director and previously served as the Attorney General and Treasurer of Ohio.

The Roundtable focuses on “financial capability” – the lifetime skills and attitudes that people need to achieve their financial goals, from kindergarten to retirement. This year’s event will showcase 10 organizations that are empowering and educating Minnesotans to build wealth and avoid falling victim to fraud and scams – including Ideal Student Credit Union, run by and for students at Oakdale’s Tartan High School.

Kicking off the Roundtable as special guests will be a first-grade class from Sand Creek Elementary School in Coon Rapids. The students, who are participating in a financial literacy program with United Educators Credit Union, will sing about “saving and spending.”

WHO: 
         

  • Richard Cordray, Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Commissioner Mike Rothman, Minnesota Department of Commerce

  • Hubert “Skip” Humphrey, Former Minnesota Attorney General

  • 10 organizations that are educating and empowering Minnesotans to build wealth and avoid falling victim to fraud and scams

  • First-grade class from Sand Creek Elementary School, Coon Rapids

WHEN:


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:


3M Auditorium 
Minnesota History Center 
345 West Kellogg Boulevard 
St. Paul, MN 

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