Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Massachusetts State House 
24 Beacon Street
Grand Staircase
Boston, MA 02133

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Marlishia Aho  617.787.9804 x219




Advocating for Quality Financial Education

A 2016 study on Financial Capability by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation showed that Massachusetts consumers were not well informed on the basics: 60% failed a basic financial competency test, 58% didn’t compare credit card offers, 46% had no rainy day funds, and 29% were only paying the minimum amounts on their credit card bills. From various backgrounds, MassSaves members recognize the importance of quality financial education at every stage of life, especially in K-12.

20 states require students to take a high school economics course to graduate and 17 states require a course in financial literacy yet Massachusetts continues to lag behind. We need to change this. On October 11th, MassSaves members will host a briefing with elected officials and supporters highlighting the support for legislation (S.249, H.261) that acknowledges that every student in Massachusetts should have access to financial tools to build financial responsible lives. Join us in making our voices heard for a stronger Massachusetts. 

October 11th Agenda:

  • 9:30am - Registration
  • 10am - Why Financial Education is Essential and What Massachusetts Can Do
  • 11:15am - Legislative Visit Training (optional)
  • 11:45am - Visits With Individual Legislators (optional)

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 9:30am
Where: Massachusetts State House, Boston



Everyone who is involved with and interested about building financial capability for Massachusetts families; save the date and register today

Seats are limited, so register early!  

MassSaves is a broad network of public and private stakeholders - financial educators, providers, community organizations and advocates - that work with youth and adults to improve the quality and delivery of financial education across the state with a vision to make Massachusetts a national model for financial confidence and empowerment.

MassSaves is an initiative of The Midas Collaborative, a statewide non-profit organization that promotes financial education and asset-building programs and projects, including www.MassSaves.org and the Financial Confidence & Coaching Program.