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CEE Report – Fall 2013

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Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

“When we do not teach children about personal finance—about managing household budgets, saving for the future, or making informed decisions about larger investments in an education or a home—we are failing them in a shameful and costly way.

The United States cannot continue to miss the mark on the importance of financial education. Other developed countries around the world—including Australia and the United Kingdom, most recently—now require such instruction in their schools. We cannot afford to fall behind, and to fail our young people, in this fundamental respect. Our democratic system rests on the effective operation of a free market economy.”

– Richard Cordray
Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FINRA
Investor Education Conference, May 29, 2013

In This Issue

Upcoming Events
CEE’s NYC/Metropolitan Center for Economic and Financial Education
Note from Nan
The Texas Council on Economic Education
New Board Member: At a Glance
Vantage Point: Economic Perspectives from Wall Street Women
Thanks to You, CEE Exceeded Its 2013 Spring Appeal Goal
Join CEE’s Young Executive Council
Affiliate Achievements
The 2013 CEE Visionary Awards

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5 Questions for Carmen Wong Ulrich – Women and Finance

CWongUlrichCarmen Wong Ulrich is President and Co-Founder of ALTA Wealth Management and Assistant Industry Professor in the department of Finance and Risk Engineering at NYU Polytech. She is the former co-creator and host of the only national, daily personal finance television show, “On the Money,” on CNBC.

5 questions for Carmen Wong Ulrich on Women and Finance

CEE: Working women are surpassing men as the primary decision makers of a family. How can financial literacy education for women keep up with the pace of this trend?

CWU: It’s a tough pace to keep up with and getting tougher, but, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done!  It’s wise to not only know the in’s and out’s of the financial products you use and have (such as credit cards, student loans, insurance, etc.) but to know how they work, how to maximize their benefits (i.e., reducing fees), and how they fit into your life.  We’ve been handed down a lot of ‘advice’ regarding money management by generations that lived in a very different time, financially.  Pensions existed, homes seemed to only increase in value and mortgage rates were in the teens.  That’s not our world.  Keep pace by making it a habit to have financial education in your life, regularly.  For example, follow one or two blogs that offer information and education.  Look up any new terms.  Read the personal finance sections of your favorite papers.  Never stop learning and asking questions. Read more…

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