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U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Winners of “Save Out Loud” Contest

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign today named the four Grand Prize Winners of its nationwide “Save Out Loud” Contest, which captured savings stories from students and families across the country. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios will pay a virtual video visit to the winners’ schools to recognize their achievements.

CEE’s President & CEO Nan J. Morrison was one of the official contest judges, along with Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States; Van Zeck, Commissioner emeritus, Bureau of the Public Debt, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Beth Kobliner, financial journalist and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability; and David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; State of Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition Leader. Read more…

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

Last October, CEE held its seventh annual Visionary Awards dinner honoring leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.

The evening featured a fireside chat moderated by Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Commodities Correspondent and Personal Finance Correspondent, who discussed the importance of corporate responsibility in personal finance education with the honorees:

  • The Honorable Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC and currently a Senior Advisor at The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Karen Finerman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Capital Advisors and Panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money;
  • The Honorable Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Foundation;
  • Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer and Director at NYSE Euronext. (John Merrell accepted the award on behalf of Niederauer).

Watch the 2012 Visionary Awards fireside chat below.

2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat 2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

The 2013 Visionary Awards Dinner will be Tuesday, October 22 at The Pierre, New York.

POSTED: December 11, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Chairman Bernanke Addresses the Economic Club of New York

Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of the Council for Economic Education, last week attended Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Ben S. Bernanke’s address at the Economic Club of New York.

Bernanke spoke of slow economic recovery, the job market and upcoming fiscal challenges. Below is a full transcript of his remarks courtesy of the Federal Reserve website:

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
At the New York Economic Club, New York, New York
November 20, 2012

The Economic Recovery and Economic Policy

Good afternoon. I am pleased to join the New York Economic Club for lunch today. I know that many of you and your friends and neighbors are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and I want to let you know that our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered during the storm and its aftermath. Read more…

POSTED: November 26, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

Enter the “Save Out Loud” Photo and Video Contest from Ready.Save.Grow.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury wants to hear what students in grades K – 12 and their families are saving for. The Ready.Save.Grow. “Save Out Loud” Photo and Video Contest encourages students to share their savings stories for a chance to win a virtual classroom visit from Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios! Read more…

POSTED: November 7, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

High school teachers can win a free Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation from H&R Block Dollars & Sense

As teachers, you know personal finance skills are critical to your students’ future success, but educating them in a way that is as intriguing as texting and gaming can be a challenge.

H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which provides personal finance curriculum and scholarships to high schools nationwide, has partnered with CEE to bring additional financial education resources to teachers across America, powered by Gen i Revolution, an online game that provides a fun and motivating learning environment for students. Read more…

POSTED: November 2, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , ,

PwC Three-Day Training to Deepen More Than 150 Educators’ Personal Finance Teaching Skills

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Knowledge@Wharton High School Co-host First Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility

PwC and Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) are proud to co-host the first PwC and KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility, a three-day, intensive learning experience where educators can deepen their knowledge and teaching skills about financial literacy and business. Read more…

POSTED: October 23, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

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