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Governor Corbett Proclaims April as "Financial Education Month'

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Location: Harrisburg, PA

In recognition that financial education is essential to ensure that
Pennsylvanians of all ages are prepared to manage money, credit, investments and
debt, Governor Tom Corbett today proclaimed April to be "Financial Education
Month" in Pennsylvania.

"As our economy continues to improve, it is important for Pennsylvanians to make
educated decisions about how to invest and protect their money," Corbett said. "I
salute those institutions and agencies committed to providing education and
services that will improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians, provide them with
skills for financial success, as well as strengthen Pennsylvania's economy."

In his proclamation, Corbett praised several Pennsylvania initiatives aimed at
promoting financial education and literacy:

· Many Pennsylvania banks, which will be participating in "Teach Children to
Save Day" on April 23;

· Many Pennsylvania credit unions, which will be participating in "National
Credit Union Youth Week," celebrated April 21-27;

· The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, which will be cosponsoring
a "Money Matters" investor education conference on April 30 in
the Pittsburgh region; who, through its Consumer Services outreach, assists
thousands of Pennsylvanians each year make informed decisions on financial
matters; and through its moneysbestfriend.com website, provides consumers
with information about personal money management issues;

· The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, which provides the "Building Your
Financial House" program for Pennsylvania renters, homebuyers and
homeowners; and

· The Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which is
working to improve financial education in kindergarten through 12th grade.


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