TODAY AT NOON: CFPB and Libraries Live Webcast (Money Smart Week)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will announce the launch of a
partnership with public libraries on Monday, April 7th. The project
will help public libraries provide free, unbiased financial information and
referrals. The CFPB will work with libraries to help build local partnerships
and to promote them as community resources.
event will include a panel discussion with CFPB officials, library
representatives, and financial education experts.
The event is
hosted by CFPB’s Office of Financial Education as part of Money Smart Week.
About CFPB and the Office of
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and
Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) created the CFPB’s Office of
Financial Education to develop and implement initiatives to educate and empower
consumers to make better-informed financial decisions. To help do that, the
CFPB has teamed up with local public libraries, library associations, state and
federal agencies, and national financial education leaders to generate ongoing
interest in financial education and develop bottom-up approaches to provide
programs and build collections for libraries of all sizes and in all
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