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Welcome to the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy

Dozens join Governor's Council members for historic Governor Scott Walker singing of AB280, which requires teaching of personal finance to all K-12 students and requires the adoption of personal financial literacy standards. November 30, 2017.

Governor's Financial Literacy Innovation Grants

Governor Walker Announces $56,664 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

Adobe PDF Document 2018 Financial Literacy Innovation Grant Recipients

Money Smart Week Wisconsin

Money Smart Week Wisconsin, April 21-28, 2018, Get money smart, go to events near you.

Adobe PDF Document Governor Walker's Proclamation

Adobe PDF Document Message from First Lady of Wisconsin Tonette Walker

Adobe PDF Document Wisconsin Regional contact list

Governor's Financial Literacy Awards

Adobe PDF Document 2018 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

Adobe PDF Document Governor's Financial Literacy Awards 2017 recipients synopsis

Governor Walker Honors 18 with 2017 Financial Literacy Award

Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy 2016, Lambeau Field

Adobe PDF Document Summit Flyer and Adobe PDF Document Summit Program

Fun with Financial Football at the Summit

Financial Literacy Education in Schools

Adobe PDF Document Financial Literacy Progress in Wisconsin

Adobe PDF Document Survey Shows 44 Percent Of Wisconsin School Districts Require Course In Personal Financial Literacy

Adobe PDF Document DFI's Executive Summary of the survey

Adobe PDF Document Full survey compiled by St. Norbert

Adobe PDF Document List of school districts and how they deliver personal financial literacy instruction

Financial Literacy Education in the Workplace

Adobe PDF Document Wisconsin Employer Financial Wellness Input Survey findings

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), on behalf of the Workplace Financial Literacy Committee of the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy, surveyed Wisconsin employers to learn more about employer-provided financial education in the State.

Key Findings

  • 59% of respondents currently offer financial education to their employees.
  • Large companies are much more likely than small firms to offer financial education.
  • The vast majority (86%) of firms that offer financial education have done so for more than 1 year.

Governor's Council on Financial Literacy and Members

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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