"Knowing how to use a credit card wisely, shop for a mortgage, choose from a menu of employee benefits or save for retirement have never been more important than they are today. And yet too many people lack either the information or the incentive to know and understand how to make good decisions about personal finance. Clearly, education is the key to any effort to improve financial literacy."
Charles L. Evans
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
"Financial literacy programs raise the quality of life for individuals and families. Visa was one of the first to promote financial literacy programs nationally through our Practical Money Skills for Life program and now through our university financial education portal, What's My Score."
Director of Financial
Education for Visa
Building the Financial IQ of Generation Y
The Financial Literacy and Education Summit 2008 brings together public policy, education and private sector financial education advocates to discuss how best to help Generation Y (ages 18-25) establish a sound financial future. From debt proliferation to student loan repayments, Generation Y faces a more competitive and complicated financial world than any other generation before them. From the federal level to the local, policy makers, corporations, and educators face tough financial literacy questions including the role of policy and the role of financial education.
Opening remarks will be delivered remotely by Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Additionally, Douglas Michelman, Global Head of Corporate Relations for Visa Inc., will deliver remarks (transcript) on the role of the private sector in supporting financial education.
Ms. Jean Chatzky, Moderator
The Honorable Anna Escobedo Cabral
Mr. Chris Gardner
Vice Admiral (retired) Cutler Dawson
Dr. Constantine W. (Deno) Curris
Susan C. Keating
Mr. Scott Duncombe
Who Should Attend