NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Tuesday, November 6, middle and high school educators will attend W!se’s 16th National MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City. Hosted by Citi at its World Headquarters, the Conference will feature experts in finance and education, with a focus on strengthening teachers’ knowledge of personal finance and providing instructional strategies for effective financial education.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Sarah Newcomb, a Senior Behavioral Scientist at Morningsta, as well as an award-winning author, who will speak about how research from psychology can be leveraged to improve financial behaviors. Among the other guest speakers will be Jordan Goodman, known as “America’s Money Answers Man.”

W!se will also honor its 2017-18 Blue Star Schools and Gold Star Teachers – teachers and schools from across the country who are recognized for their students’ exceptional achievement on W!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test. This unique Test measures the financial literacy of students at high schools in 48 states.

Additional Conference highlights include:

  • Workshops on topics relating to personal finance
  • Sessions on innovative personal finance lesson activities and planning
  • A Resources Fair with exhibitors from the field of financial education
  • Complimentary consultations with financial planners and wills and estates attorneys
  • The opportunity for teachers to earn W!se’s Certification in Personal Finance
  • 6 hours of CTLE approved professional development credits

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

“It will be exciting to welcome our sponsors, partners and educators to the 16th MoneyPOWER Conference,” said W!se President & CEO Phyllis F. Perillo. “It’s a great opportunity to bring together a community of wonderful professionals who are dedicated to financial education.” Special thanks to the event sponsor Santander Bank for its support of and dedication to financial literacy.

For more details and to register for the Conference, please visit:

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. For more information, visit Follow W!se on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @wisenewyork.

About the W!se Financial Literacy Program
The Financial Literacy Certification program is an innovative and high impact initiative in financial education designed to help high school students graduate financially literate. Participating schools teach a course on personal finance and then administer W!se’s national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. To support instruction, W!se provides professional development, a curriculum aligned to national and state standards and other value added teaching tools. A hallmark program feature is the W!se CFL™. Students who pass the Certification Test become Certified Financially Literate (CFL™). The program, now in 48 states, is rapidly growing and has become integral to personal finance instruction in thousands of classrooms.


3 comments on “16th National MoneyPOWER Conference”

  1. 1
    Kathleen Chao on September 15, 2018

    I’m interested in attending this event but I’m not a teacher. Can I still attend?

    1. 2
      Mary Jo Rohrer on September 17, 2018

      Hi Kathleen! Thank you for your interest in MoneyPOWER! You are welcome to attend the conference, it is open to anyone who is interested in financial literacy. Here is the link to register:

      If you have any follow-up questions, you can contact me via email:
      Mary Jo

  2. 3 on September 24, 2018

    It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people in this particular topic, but you seem like you know
    what you’re talking about! Thanks

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