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ICFE eNEWS #12-22 - October 4th 2012

Spread the Word - Treasury Launches Savings Contest for Kids!

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign is sponsoring a photo and video essay contest for students in grades K - 12. Those who enter will have a chance to win a virtual classroom visit from Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios!

The "Save Out Loud" Contest kicked off today on Facebook,, and is open to individuals or teachers submitting on behalf of their students. Savings stories should reveal what students are saving for, why saving is important to them, their progress, and more. Students have two ways to enter:

  • Photo: Submit an aspirational savings snapshot along with a description of up to 250 words.
  • Video: Submit an up to 90-second personal video sharing a savings story.

Help our nation's youth get on the path toward saving by encouraging them to enter the "Save Out Loud" Contest. We've created a partner toolkit to make it easy for you to share details about the contest with those you serve. You can use the toolkit to:

  • Provide information through your existing communications channels such as your website or newsletter.
  • Encourage participation through your social media channels.
  • Post Web banners to your website.

For more information about the "Save Out Loud" Contest, visit Facebook.com/readysavegrow.

*Note: Parents must enter on behalf of children under 13, and give consent for children 13 and above. Teachers may also submit an entry on behalf of students or a group (up to six members) with parental permission.


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Sent by:

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.

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and the Institute of Consumer Financial Education, All Rights Reserved.
View our
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PO Box 34070
San Diego, Ca 92163
Paul S. Richard, Executive Director
Phone 619-239-1401

FAX 619-923-3284

Questions for www.financial-education-icfe.org Click to go to Website Contact Us or 
Website Design Donated by Desgn School Programs