ICFE eNEWS #15-11 - April 12th 2015
Money Smart Week Twitter Chat
Cooperative Extension Money Smart Week Twitter Chat (#MSWchat)
Sponsored by eXtension
Date: Tuesday, April 21, Noon EST Topic: How to Be Money
Join this special Cooperative Extension Twitter chat/Google
Hangout to celebrate Money
Smart Week (MSW). Cooperative
is a long-standing national MSW partner and
participates in MSW events in communities across the U.S.
Our guests for #MSWchat include Dr.
Barbara O'Neill, Rutgers University, Dr.
Erik Anderson, University of Idaho, Dr.
Erica Tobe, Michigan State University, Dr.
Elizabeth Kiss, Kansas State University, Dr.
Susan Shockey, NIFA-USDA, and Alejo
Torres, Senior Outreach Manager for the Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago. Bob
Bertsch, Web Technology Specialist for North Dakota
State University, will serve as moderator.
View the Hangout on Google+
- Log in to Tchat.io at
Noon EDT on Tuesday, April 21.
- Insert #MSWchat into the textbox that pops up so you can
tweet easily and view the live Twitter stream
- Create valuable content; those who participate will be
placed in a drawing for two $25 Amazon gift cards
- Have fun with and learn from others who are interested
in saving money!
View the Hangout on YouTube
The purpose of the USDA-NIFA Family and Consumer Economics is to
establish educational and research priorities for local
communities, states, multi-state, and national work on emerging
issues germane to the economic well-being of individuals and
families through the work of the Land-grant University and
Cooperative Extension system. Priority issues include financial
instability across the lifespan, helping rural and urban
individuals and families maintain economic stability in a
changing economy, and supporting community development in
increasingly complex and diverse environments. The Family &
Consumer Economics programs are managed by the Division of
Family & Consumer Sciences within the Institute of Youth,
Families & Communities.
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Also, visit the ICFE's new Web site: StudentDebtHelp.org
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.