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Welcome to the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy

The Governor's Council on Financial Literacy held its regular meeting on Dec. 3 at James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC), a Milwaukee high school. Prior to the meeting, JMAC staff and students gave a presentation highlighting the school's Academy of Finance, a curriculum track which exposes students to careers in banking, financial planning, global finance, securities, insurance, accounting and economics. DFI Secretary Ray Allen and David Mancl, Executive Director of DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy, were among those posing with JMAC Principal Gregory Ogunbowale, students, staff and Council members for a group photo. In 2014, JMAC was the recipient of a $20,000 grant funded by DFI to promote personal financial literacy.

The Council's mission is to measurably improve the financial literacy of Wisconsin's citizens through the actions listed on Executive Order #24 and shall guide and serve as a continuous sounding board for the Office of the Governor and the Department of Financial Institutions' Office of Financial Literacy.

Many Wisconsin families— but particularly low- and moderate-income ones—struggle to deal effectively with the complex range of choices they encounter in the financial services markets. Families that lack financial assets have little ability to build wealth and they contribute to rising consumer debt. Surveys also show that youth lack basic financial skills and knowledge.

The Council is part of a pro-active approach to improving financial literacy in Wisconsin and making the state the recognized national leader when it comes to promoting financial literacy.

The Council welcomes and encourages your participation. Please pass along your ideas and suggestions by sending e-mail to: David Mancl.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

The Governor's Council on Financial Literacy

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