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The Importance of Financial Literacy

jeff atwater The Importance of Financial LiteracyBy Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer, Florida Department of Financial Services.

As I reflect on today’s economy, I can’t help but think about how dramatically the cost of living has changed in the past 20 years.  In the 1990s, we were paying roughly $2.15 for a gallon of milk and $1.09 for a gallon of gas.  Within the last couple of decades, the cost of these items and many other daily staples has dramatically increased.

Our national leaders are struggling to balance the nation’s budget, just as many Americans struggle to balance their household budgets.  We live in an economic time when money is short and everyone is trying to find a way to do more with less. Read more…

POSTED: April 19, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , ,

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