Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 (FARMERS BRANCH, Texas) – Let’s talk money…how to get it, how to keep it, how to invest it, and how to make peace with it. Community leaders, educators, and credit union professionals will be doing just that with Jean Chatzky, acclaimed author and financial editor for NBC’s “Today” show. Chatzky is headlining the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation’s FOCUS Summit Feb. 6-7 in Dallas.
This two-day summit addresses the financial literacy problem in our country, and is an opportunity for financial education advocates to network, share best practices, learn about available resources, as well as explore proven techniques and strategies for deploying financial education into their local schools and communities.
Author of eight books, Chatzky is well known for helping millions of people battle increasingly problematic debt. Leading up to the Feb. 6 summit, Chatzky will also make a special appearance on the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Blog Talk Radio Show, “Your Money, Your Matters.” Jan. 28. Broadcasting every Tuesday, the show addresses financial issues important to consumers. Chatzky will share her five money rules with “Your Money, Your Matters” listeners at 11 a.m. CST. The show can be heard online at www.blogtalkradio.com/cornerstoneleague. Listeners can also call in at (646) 929-1020.
In addition to Chatzky, the Feb. 6-7 FOCUS Summit offers:
A best-practice panel discussion with a local superintendent, principals, and teachers that will focus on how credit unions can enter schools, sustain the relationship, and remain relevant.
A Life Simulation facilitated by Lois Kitsch, REAL Solutions national program manager with the National Credit Union Foundation. A Life Simulation is designed to help participants better understand the difficulties faced by families living in poverty.
An overview of financial education tools available to credit unions and educators, including the National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program, BizKid$, FamilyMint, Sammy the Savings Rabbit, Money Mammals, and more.
The Feb. 6-7 FOCUS Summit is being held at the Doubletree Galleria Hotel in Dallas.