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Institute for Financial Literacy presents awards for financial education

Financial EducationThe Institute for Financial Literacy recently presented the 2014 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education awards, which recognize the delivery of consumer financial products, services and education.

A+ Federal Credit Union, a $1 billion credit union based in Texas, was recognized for its financial camps that teach children income planning and money management. The programs have reached more than 400 students in the greater Austin area.

America’s Credit Union Museum also received an award for its CU 4 Reality financial education program, which provides skills in budgeting.

Ingrid Adade, a financial education officer at Leominster Credit Union in Boston, was named educator of the year for her efforts in presenting financial education information to students of all ages, including college students.

Other award winners included LaDonna Smith for her children’s book “The Money Tree,” Heidi T. Beckman for her adult book “Pocket Change: Using the Science of Personal Change to Improve Financial Habits” and John C. Ninfo, the founder of Credit Abuse Resistance Education.

The awards, now in their eighth year, were presented to recipients at the Annual Conference on Financial Education in New Orleans.

“While the need for financial literacy has never been greater, the efforts being made in support of this noble cause by this years’ EIFLE winners have been an encouragement to us all,” John Linfield, the executive director of the Institute for Financial Literacy, said. “On behalf of the Institute for Financial Literacy, I would like to congratulate our EIFLE winners for their distinguished accomplishments and service in working to bring successful financial literacy education to the communities they serve.”

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