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Magaziner Moderates Panel of National Leaders Focused on Financial Education

PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today moderated a panel discussion of national leaders focused on financial education.

"Supporting the financial well-being of all Rhode Islanders is among my top priorities, and I'm proud to take a national leadership role in the effort to promote financial education," Magaziner said. "Financial literacy programs enable individuals and families to make the best use of their financial resources to save for a college education, purchase a home, plan for retirement, maintain good credit, and develop a household budget."

Moderating a panel that included Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers, Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., and Wells Fargo executive Darlene Goins, Treasurer Magaziner led a discussion that focused on how the private sector, states and the federal government can work together to increase and improve financial education across the nation.

The hour-long session occurred at the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) legislative conference in Washington, D.C.

Last month, Treasurer Magaziner was selected to serve as the chairman of NAST's financial literacy committee. As chairman, Magaziner is focused on supporting his fellow state treasurers' financial education initiatives.

Treasurer Magaziner's administration is working to provide increased, effective financial literacy programming across Rhode Island. In partnership with industry leader Everfi, the Rhode Island Financial Scholars Program serves high school students across Rhode Island, with a commitment to serving schools in the highest need.

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  • Department or agency: Office of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
  • Online: http://treasury.ri.gov
  • Release date: 03-01-2016

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