ICFE eNEWS #08-06 - May 2nd 2008
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National Financial Literacy Challenge: Attn: ALL Financial Educators

San Diego, CA - If you are a financial educator, a school teacher, a credit or debt counselor or you know someone who is; Attention this important announcement about the National Financial Literacy Challenge is for you and also to send to someone you know. Please pass it on. The greater the participation the more reliable the outcome. Tell folks you heard about if from the ICFE.

The newly formed President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy has recommended that the U.S. Department of the Treasury challenge U.S. students to learn more about personal finance. Beginning April 28, 2008, high school teachers can register their classes to participate in the 2008 National Financial Literacy Challenge. The Challenge is a voluntary, 35-question test that students can take to earn recognition of their financial knowledge. It will be offered online until May 16, 2008 and there is no fee to participate.

Please refer to the information found at the links below for more information about this exciting initiative.
' Information about the National Financial Literacy Challenge Including how to Participate (pdf: 1.5MB)
' Schwab Foundation Scholarships (pdf: 74kB)

The Challenge was developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in consultation with economists and The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement USA, the National Council on Economic Education, and the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Register today at FLC.treas.gov/teacher. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Treasury Department at FLC@do.treas.gov.

About the ICFE:

The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation).  The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. 
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.

The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org).  CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed.  In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.

The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much.  ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.

Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org.  Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G,  a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.

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