Lynnette Khalfani-Cox to Speak at Annual Conference on Financial Education Lit

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Conference to take place October 6 – 8, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston and focus on increasing the accessibility and effectiveness of financial education in America and beyond

The Institute for Financial Literacy® is pleased to announce that Lynnette Khalfani-Cox will deliver the keynote address at 12:30pm on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the 5th Annual Conference on Financial Education™, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Boston October 6 – 8, 2010. Registrations are now being accepted online at http://www.ACFEOnline.org.

The Annual Conference on Financial Education was established by the Institute in 2006 to provide professional development opportunities for financial literacy educators. In addition to being a critical networking event for financial educators, the Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about current trends, develop funding strategies and advance the cause of financial education.

The theme of the 2010 Conference is “Collaborative Efforts in Financial Literacy Education,” and will feature sessions designed to help educators both reach out to and effectively teach financial literacy skills to diverse populations. “If the recent recession taught us anything, it is that financial literacy is a necessary life skill,” noted Leslie Linfield, Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “The 5th Annual Conference on Financial Literacy will focus on increasing the accessibility and effectiveness of financial literacy efforts across the country.”

Keynote speaker Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette, an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, has also been featured in top newspapers including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money.

The Institute for Financial Literacy is a tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available for all American adults. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering the Center for Financial Certifications® and the Center for Consumer Financial Research™. For more information about the Institute, please visit http://www.FinancialLit.org.

The Annual Conference on Financial Education™ provides professional development opportunities for individuals who work with financial literacy education and offers attendees a critical networking event and the opportunity to learn about current trends, develop funding strategies and otherwise advance the cause of financial education. The 5th Annual Conference will be held October 6 - 8, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. Registrations are accepted online. For more information about the Annual Conference on Financial Education, please visit http://www.ACFEOnline.org or call (207) 221-3611.

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