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Financial Literacy and Education Commission

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was established under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. The Commission was tasked to develop a national financial education web site ( along with a hotline (1-888-My Money) and a national strategy on financial education. It is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury and the vice chair is the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Commission is made up of the heads of 19 additional federal agencies: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; the Federal Reserve; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the National Credit Union Administration; the Securities and Exchange Commission; the Departments of Education, Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Veterans Affairs; the Federal Trade Commission; the General Services Administration; the Small Business Administration; the Social Security Administration; the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; the Office of Personnel Management; the White House Domestic Policy Council and its newest member, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Commission is coordinated by the Department of the Treasury's Office of Financial Education within the Office Consumer Policy.

Upcoming Events

Registration Is Open for Upcoming Financial Literacy and Education Commission Event

Field Hearing on Financial Capability in the Workplace


As part of America Saves Week, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (the Commission) would like to invite you to a field hearing on improving employee financial capability through workplace financial education. The event will take place on February 25, 2014 from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm at the Sam Nunn Federal Building-Atlanta.

The hearing will share the Commission's work with the public and allow us to learn about promising practices for delivering financial education in the workplace; existing opportunities, challenges and barriers to delivery of financial education in the workplace; and strategies for engaging employees around financial education in the workplace. This dialogue will provide the Commission insights into the important work occurring in the region and across the country.

Registration Information

Please register here:.

We will also live cast the event; check back for the link to the webcast. You do not need to register if you plan to view the webcast only.

Public Comments
This field hearing will include a public comments segment during which audience members are invited to share their comments on topics related to building employee financial capability in the workplace. Members of the public will have one minute to share their comments and will need to sign up at the event site to take part in this segment of the hearing.

If you have questions contact Ken McDonnell at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

The Commission's Activities

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission held a public meeting on February 12, 2014, at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC.

Previous Activities​​​​

Previous Meetings


  • is the federal government�s website that serves as the one-stop shop for federal financial literacy and education programs, grants and other information. is available in English and Spanish.

  • 1-888-MyMoney is the federal government's toll-free hotline accessible to the public seeking information about federal financial education materials. Information is available in English and Spanish.

  • 2012 Research Priorities and Research Questions. This document summarizes research priorities identified by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s Research and Evaluation Working Group, in consultation with members of the President’s Advisory Council for Financial Capability’s Research and Evaluation Subcommittee, and other experts. The document is intended to inform members of the Commission, other federal government supports of research, and private sector and academic researchers and research funders so that they may address the most important questions facing the financial literacy and education field, reduce duplication and overlap, and make best use of limited research dollars.
    2012 Research Priorities

  • 2013 Research Priorities for Starting Early for Financial Success. This document updates the 2012 research priorities to identify areas where they can be connected the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s strategic focus on Starting Early for Financial Success.
  • Promoting Financial Success in the United States: National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2011 was created through a process that included conversations with private, public, and non-profit representatives from the field. Articulating a vision of sustained financial well-being for individuals and families in our nation, this document sets strategic direction for policy, education, practice, research, and coordination in the financial literacy and education field. 

    Implementation Plan 2011


    National Strategy Background Report​


Last Updated: 2/25/2014 11:56 AM