Exhibit at Maine State House to feature nonprofit and government programs providing financial literacy education to Mainers on April 7, 2010
South Portland, ME – Mar. 31, 2010 – On Wednesday April 7, 2010, the Institute for Financial Literacy will host the 2010 Financial Literacy Day In Maine event at the State House in Augusta. Financial Literacy Day in Maine provides an opportunity for nonprofit and government organizations to raise the visibility of financial literacy education efforts taking place throughout the state. Last year’s speakers included Governor Baldacci, Speaker of the House Hannah Pingree, President of the Senate Elizabeth Mitchell, Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Anne Head, and the Director of MaineHousing, Dale McCormack. Maine based non-profit organizations and government agencies providing financial education will exhibit at the event, sharing information about financial literacy resources available to Mainers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 221.3613.
“April is National Financial Literacy Month and this event showcases the efforts of the non-profit organizations and government agencies helping people improve their financial lives,” said Leslie E. Linfield, Executive Director of Institute for Financial Literacy. “If there is any lesson to learn from our current economic climate, it is that Mainers and their Legislators need to know where to turn for effective financial education resources.”
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a non-profit financial literacy organization. The Institute’s mission is to make effective financial literacy education available to all American adults. The Institute accomplishes its mission by developing financial literacy education materials, publishing the National Standards in Adult Financial Literacy Education, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance and providing professional development and training through the Center for Financial Certifications. For more information about the Institute and its programs, please contact 207-221-3613 or visit www.FinancialLit.org.