New England-based Institute for Financial Literacy Honored by Senator Olympia Snowe

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The Institute for Financial Literacy was recently honored by Senator Olympia Snowe in the January 30, 2008 Congressional Record. Senator Snowe recognized the Institute, its founder Leslie E. Linfield, Esq. and its [over 50] employees for providing the much needed financial education resources to help "over 50,000 individuals throughout the country . . . make better and more informed decisions" about their personal finances in 2007.

Senator Olympia Snowe honored the Institute for Financial Literacy in the January 30, 2008 Congressional Record. The article recognizes the Institute, its founder Leslie E. Linfield, Esq. and its employees for providing the much needed financial education resources to help "over 50,000 individuals throughout the country . . . make better and more informed decisions" about their personal finances in 2007.

Snowe cites the exponential growth that the Institute has seen over the past 6 years since its inception, specifically the growth to over 50 employees. This growth in the number of employees is in direct response to the increased need for personal counseling to individuals preparing for bankruptcy as well as to individuals looking to get on a more solid financial footing.

Linfield remarked, "We are honored for the support that we received from Senator Snowe. Our work is critical; now more than ever with the current economic crisis. Families need somewhere to turn to help them make sense of their finances. We're working hard to make sure we're answering the call as an objective voice and source of strength."

Snowe also recognized the Institute for collaborating with other national and local organizations to further its cause and improve the financial lives of Americans.

Senator Snowe thanked Linfield and the Institute's employees "for their dedicated service" and for helping produce "a more financially sound populace."

To read the full article visit http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2008_record&page=S490&position=all

About The Institute for Financial Literacy
Headquartered in Portland, ME, the Institute for Financial Literacy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available to all American adults. The Institute accomplishes its mission by developing financial literacy education programs, partnering with non-profit, educational and governmental organizations to integrate these programs into their existing services, and publishing the National Standards in Adult Financial Literacy Education. For more information at the Institute visit its website at http://www.financiallit.org or call them at 1-866-662-4932.

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