History

  • 2015

    Institute for Financial Literacy Announces Winners of the 2015 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education “EIFLE” Awards

    Recipients honored for their distinguished accomplishments in developing, implementing and promoting successful financial literacy education worldwide      South Portland, ME and San Antonio Texas – April 1, 2015 – The Institute for Financial Literacy (www.FinancialLit.org), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards (www.EIFLEawards.org), which were presented today at a gala ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in San Antonio, Texas. Now in its ninth year, the EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. This year's competition was one of our most diverse, with nominations from around the globe showing demonstrating the international importance of recognizing those at the forefront of financial education. Our panel of judges considered nearly 100 nominations and conferred 15 EIFLE Awards :   Educator of the Year – Jose A. Medina Martinez Children’s Education Program of the Year, Credit and Debit – CPA Canada’s Post-Secondary Program Children’s Education Program of the Year, General – Financial Education Program for Children and Teenagers: “Valores de future” Children’s Education Program of the Year, Money Management – Budget Challenge Road Test Adult’s Education Program of the Year, General – Your Financial Mastery: Financial Literacy for the Real World Adult’s Education Program of the Year, Credit – Identity Theft: What you Need to Know Adult’s Education Program of the Year, Money Management – The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions Instructional Game of the Year,– Renegade Buggies Children’s Book of the Year, General – M.G Official Money Guide for Teenagers by Susan Beacham & Michael Beacham Children’s Book of the Year, Saving and Investing – Counting with Common Cents: Penny’s Journey by Deirdre McCarthy; Illustrations by Angela Rizza Adult’s Book of the Year, General – Filling the FAFSA: The Edvisors Guide to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Mark Kantrowitz & David Levy Adult’s Book of the Year, Money Management – Money Guide 2015 by Johnathan Clements Adult’s Book of the Year, Risk Management – Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud by Kelley Keehn Organization of the Year, For Profit – Experian Organization of the Year, Nonprofit – Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis “As financial literacy evolves as a field, the EIFLE Awards have become a bellwether of quality financial education content,” said John Linfield, Executive Director of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “On behalf of the Institute, I would like to offer congratulations to our EIFLE winners for their distinguished accomplishments and service in bringing successful financial literacy education to the communities they serve.” Follow the Institute for Financial Literacy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/FinancialLit, Facebook: www.facebook.com/FinancialLit and LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/Institute-for-financial-literacy.  About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education. About the Institute for Financial Literacy The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering Fincert.org™, Council on Financial Education Accreditation™ and Center for Consumer Financial Research™. For more information about the Institute, visit www.FinancialLit.org or call 207-221-3613.
  • 2014

    Institute for Financial Literacy Announces Winners of the 2014 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards

    Recipients honored for their distinguished accomplishments in developing, implementing and promoting successful financial literacy education worldwide     South Portland, ME and New Orleans, LA – April 9, 2014 – The Institute for Financial Literacy (www.FinancialLit.org), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards (www.EIFLEawards.org), which were presented today at a gala ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now in its eighth year, the EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. In one of the most competitive years to date, the Institute awarded 16 EIFLE Awards to recipients in the following categories: Educator(s) of the Year – Ingrid Adade, William Daniel Children’s Education Program of the Year, Financial Responsibility and Decision Making – TrueWealth-KIDS Children’s Education Program of the Year, General – Hartford Stage Financial Literacy Program Children’s Education Program of the Year, Saving and Investing – Delaware BANK AT SCHOOL Children’s Education Program of the Year, Income and Careers – CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Program Children’s Education Program of the Year, Planning & Money Management – Youth Financial Camp, A+ Federal Credit Union Adult’s Education Program of the Year, General – Adelante con tu futuro, Educacion Financiera, BBVA Bancomer Instructional Game of the Year, Tabletop – MoneyWorks, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan, Inc. Legacy – Hon. John C. Ninfo II, Founder, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Children’s Book of the Year, General – The Money Tree by LaDonna Smith Adult’s Book of the Year, General – Pocket Change: Using the Science of Personal Change to Improve Financial Habits by Heidi T. Beckman, PH.D. Adult’s Book of the Year, Money Management – The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese by Brian J. O’Connor Organization of the Year, Corporate Leadership – Discover Organization of the Year, For Profit – ING Bank Turkey Organization of the Year, Nonprofit – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) “While the need for financial literacy has never been greater, the efforts being made in support of this noble cause by this years’ EIFLE winners have been an encouragement to us all,” said John Linfield, Executive Director of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “On behalf of the Institute for Financial Literacy, I would like to congratulate our EIFLE winners for their distinguished accomplishments and service in working to bring successful financial literacy education to the communities they serve.” Follow the Institute for Financial Literacy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/FinancialLit, Facebook: www.facebook.com/FinancialLit and LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/Institute-for-financial-literacy. About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education. About the Institute for Financial Literacy The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering Fincert.org™, Council on Financial Education Accreditation™ and Center for Consumer Financial Research™. For more information about the Institute, visit www.FinancialLit.org or call 207-221-3663. ###
  • 2013

    Center for Financial Certifications becomes Fincert.org

    To meet a growing need for professional certification in all financial industries, the Center for Financial Certifications rebrands itself as Fincert.org.
  • 2012

    Library of Personal Finance Opens Online Catalog

    The role of the library is to ensure that materials related to personal finance are collected, preserved, organized and made accessible either directly through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers. The collection is open to academics, researchers, and the public on request.
  • 2010

    Established the Council on Financial Education Accreditation

    An organization accredited by the Council on Financial Education Accreditation has demonstrated sound business practices, the use of quality educational materials and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • 2007

    Established the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards

    The Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards are given to financial professionals that advance the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education.
  • 2007

    Established Center for Consumer Financial Research

    The Center for Consumer Financial Research promotes the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education through the dissemination of research within these fields.
  • 2006

    Established Annual Conference on Financial Education

    The Annual Conference on Financial Education is a national conference for financial professionals promoting the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education.
  • 2006

    Established the Center for Financial Certifications

    The Center for Financial Certifications administers professional certification to individuals providing effective consumer financial products, services and education.
  • 2005

    Established the Library of Personal Finance

    The Library of Personal Finance preserves the accumulated knowledge of consumer financial products, services and education by maintaining a physical collection of materials related to these fields.
  • 2004

    Established the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education

    The National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education identify the personal finance knowledge and skills an adult should possess. The Institute for Financial Literacy® contends that all adults who receive financial literacy education should have, at a minimum, the knowledge and ability to competently perform the basic tasks of managing their personal finances.
  • 2002

    The Institute Opens

    The Institute for Financial Literacy opens its doors to address a growing need for effective financial education and counseling.