Experts Discuss Crisis in Teaching Americans about Financial Literacy

Experts Discuss Crisis in Teaching Americans about Financial Literacy

New Orleans, La.– Top national financial education experts will convene in New Orleans Sept. 13-14, 2018 to share financial strategies and tools to help Americans improve their ability to be successful managers of their own finances.
“Wealth: Paying Your Way Forward” is the theme of the 11th Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development Inc. (SFE&PD), an educational nonprofit. “It is imperative to raise awareness about teaching financial education to all Americans, many of whom lack the knowledge to save and invest for their future and end up in debt,” said Theodore Daniels, SFE&PD’s Founder and President. SFE&PD has provided financial literacy training to more than 360,000 individuals, including students at 90 colleges and universities. For 20 years, SFE&PD has taught financial education primarily, but not exclusively, to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Xavier University, Southern University of New Orleans and Dillard University.

“Too much financial illiteracy exists, especially in the South, which has among the nation’s highest rates,” Daniels said. Experts will tackle ways to reach populations that need the most help at the two-day conference at the JW Marriott. Workshops will explore topics such as: family financial therapy, the gender investment gap, bilingual financial education, and economic cycles and financial decision-making. Daniels, a leader in the financial education movement, has published extensively on financial issues.

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Based in Alexandria, VA, SFE&PD is an award–winning l financial literacy and professional development nonprofit teaching money management skills to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. For more about the workshops and the speakers at the 11th Annual Conference, visit www.sfepd.org.