NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Tuesday, November 8, middle and high school educators will attend the 14th National MoneyPOWER Financial Literacy Conference at the Executive Conference Center in NYC. Organized by Working in Support of Education (w!se), the Conference will feature experts in finance and education, with a focus on strengthening teachers’ knowledge of personal finance topics and instructional strategies. The conference will also honor w!se Blue Star Schools and Gold Star Teachers. For the first time, w!se will offer its award-winning Financial Literacy Teacher Certification Test for free to attendees.

The day will kick off with teachers and schools from across the country being recognized for exceptional achievements on the w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. Attendees will be treated to remarks during the Opening Ceremony from keynote speaker Dan Kadlec, author and journalist whose work appears in TIME and MONEY.

Later in the afternoon, following engaging workshops and presentations, guests will hear from Lauren Young, the Money editor at Thomson Reuters.

Workshop topics include:

  • Personal Finance Simulations – Learn by Doing
  • New Strategies for Investing in Retirement
  • Fraud & Identify Theft Issues Facing Students
  • Utilize Next Gen Personal Finance for Curriculum & Teacher Development
  • Smart Money Moves in Your 20s and 30s
  • Essentials of Portfolio Construction
  • How to Pay Off Debts Much Faster that You Ever Thought Possible
  • Free Education Resources for Financial Literacy and Economics from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Promoting Economic Literacy

“We are excited to host the 14th national MoneyPOWER Conference,” said w!se President & CEO Phyllis F. Perillo. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate excellence in personal finance education and to build on teacher expertise.”

The 2016 MoneyPOWER Conference is made possible, in part, through the generosity of Next Generation Personal Finance.

About w!se

Working in Support of Education (W!SE) is a leading educational nonprofit based in New York City with a mission to improve the lives of young people and at-risk adults through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and the workforce. Our initiatives are built on the five pillars of relevancy, real-world experiences, strong partnerships, volunteerism and assessment. Follow w!se on Facebook and Twitter @wisenewyork. Media Contact: Steven Appel at

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