Past Event

Watching Out for Your Financial Future

Tue, Oct 27 2009 - 6:00pm

Watching Out for Your Financial Future:
How to make Americans more financially literate and fiscally safe

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation
Pam Erwin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Group, Wells Fargo
Michelle Greene, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education, U.S. Department of the Treasury
José Cisneros, Treasurer, City and County of San Francisco
Susan Keating, President and CEO, National Foundation for Credit Counseling - Moderator

The Great Recession has occurred in part because some people in the U.S. are financially illiterate, making them vulnerable to too-good-to-be-true mortgage offers, derivatives and other financial schemes. When these schemes failed, the economy cratered, and with it many jobs, investments and retirement plans. Nationally and personally, we will be digging ourselves out of this economic hole for years. Financial illiteracy affects us all, and we won’t have a healthy economy until more American understand basic personal finance. A lively panel will debate this question and offer ideas about how to better educate and protect the average American, and the American economy as a whole.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. (immediately following program) light hors d'hoeuvres
Cost: $12 members, $18 non-members, students free (with valid ID)
Also know: Sponsored by Visa, Inc.