ICFE eNEWS #12-06 - March 5th 2012
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Office
of Financial Education Webinar
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau invites you to join
on a webinar introducing the work of the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau (CFPB) in the area of financial education. The webinar
will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) created the CFPB to protect Americans from
unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or Practices relating to consumer
financial products. The Office of Financial Education (OFE) is one
of six offices within the CFPB's Division of Consumer Engagement
and Education (CEE). The Dodd Frank Act charges the Office of Financial
Education with developing and implementing initiatives to educate
and empower consumers to make better-informed financial decisions.
The webinar will feature Gail Hillebrand, Associate Director of
the Division of Consumer Education and Engagement, and Camille Busette,
Assistant Director of the Office of Financial Education. Ms. Hillebrand
and Ms. Busette will discuss the vision and work of CEE and OFE
and how these offices can learn from and strengthen the work of
financial education practitioners. The webinar will also include
time for questions and discussion with participants.
Participant access information:
Toll Free Number: 800-857-9874
Participant passcode: 6657181
Conference number: 6834644
Participants can join the event directly at:
To register for this event:
1. Go to the URL listed above and choose Web RSVP under Join Events.
2. Enter the conference number and passcode.
3. Provide your information for the event leader and then click
For more information:
Office of Financial Education
Division of Consumer Education and Engagement
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Tel: 202 435 7937
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Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer
Financial Education (ICFE)
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.