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Sunday, July 01, 2007


The Financial Literacy Council to Meet in Tampa

The Financial Literacy Council, formed by HB 825 in 2006 and overseen by Florida CFO and Tampa's own Alex Sink, will be holding its next in-person meeting in Tampa on August 11. The exact location has not yet been determined.

The Council was created to study the financial problems that affect Florida consumers, particularly young people, senior citizens, working families, and small business owners - problems which can arise from a lack of basic knowledge of financial issues. The Council will also develop recommendations to be given to Sink’s office as regards developing programs and resources aimed at increasing financial literacy among Floridians.

The first meeting was held in June 25 in Tallahassee and a second will be held via conference call in July 11. The Tampa meeting will be only the second in-person meeting of the Council.

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